So I was stuck in a demotivated sewing rut. So I decided I better make myself sew something I might need in summer, but really didn't want to make - a fairly boring little shell top I can wear to work on very hot days.
So I made another version of Simplicity 2599:
This little top is very simple little top, very generous over the tummy region. I made this version in a poly-cotton gingham, purchased from Spotlight. The gingham has very tiny checks and I can't get a good photo as the flash just washed the pattern out.
The poly-cotton was lightweight 80 poly/20 cotton. Not my favourite mix - I prefer at least 35% cotton. Te higher polyester content meant that my sleeve heads did not want to ease well. But with such a lot of polyester, the top is drip dry, no iron, so perfect for work and also travel. Especially as it dries so quickly.
I have previously adjusted the pattern so that I have longer short sleeves, if that makes sense. You can see that post by clicking here.
I'll quickly post my photos, which have to be some of the more poorly lit ones I have taken. And these were the best. I have to admit I hate taking blog photos, especially as I do not have a good light space. The overhead lights are on, and the photos are still dark. And this is with another bright light shining on them. And self timing is never fun - most photos turn out to be unusable. I took about 40 today, and these are the best handful. And if I look fed up, it was because I was :)
Well, that's a wardrobe need ticked off the list! A good feeling, because I won't have to make this in the future! It's nice to get the needed but I don't want to sew it garments ticked off the list.
Over the next few weeks I will be posting garments that have been made but not yet blogged. And also, I will be taking part in Star Thread's Sew for 30 2016. The concept is simple - sew for 30 minutes a day during the month of September. Visit Star's blog for more information, if you are interested.
Now, I attempt to sew for a few minutes every day. Sometimes I can only manage to do something like iron on interfacing - today I cut something out. But it is the small steps that lead to a finished garment. I might even document my process during September, to show you how it is possible to sew a little every day, and come up with a finished garment quite quickly.
That's it for now,
Have a happy and healthy week, wherever you are,