Anyone remember this from 1969?
I love that book, although the TV series was a bit disappointing! Anyway, why the reference to owls? Because I just made a top from some cool ‘Hiding Owl’ fabric which I found on MyFabrics. It was a payday indulgence, a bit of retail therapy which I justified [it’s a bit pricey for a jersey, at £15.29/m] because they’d sent me a money-off voucher. I did only buy 1m though, so had to be a bit careful with the cutting out.
I didn’t bother to try to pattern match, there wouldn’t have been enough, and the sleeves are the length they are…just because!
I went for a tried and tested pattern, Kwiksew 3658, which I’ve made up loads of times, as tops and dresses. None of the dresses have stayed the course, but the tops get worn a lot. My favourite white one died a couple of weeks ago after I spot cleaned some food splashes off the front, then forgot to run the washing machine. It went all mouldy, and had to go in the bin, dammit!
This was cut out in my monster session at the weekend, then sewn up in about 45 minutes last night. A very quick fix, and much happiness. I wore it to work today, and it cheered me up despite a horrendous day.
God I look old…
The jersey has a lovely feel, it’s quite firm and stable, and sewed up like a dream. It’s almost entirely done on the overlocker, except the CF seam, which has an ingenious construction, and then I overlocked, turned and zigzagged the hems.
Here’s a peek at the inside- the front is doubled which prevents bras showing through- a nice touch.
And that’s it really, I may nip into the sewing room and knock up another couple of these, very wearable, and less boring than plain T shirts.