Thank you for your comments and suggestions on my failure jeans. I do appreciate the ideas to use it in some way but it’s been laid aside for now. I’ve been working on other things and been preparing for workshops I’ll start giving in lingerie sewing soon. That is, when it’s permitted again to do so. The corona restrictions mean that no lessons are possible at the moment.
It’s about time though to show you the result of the top I’ve shown in progress photos from in the first week of February. Shame on me: it took a while for me to hem it, another week or so to take photos and then again two weeks to post about it.
I must say that I like the top a lot better than I expected when I was making it. I was not too fond of the fabric but in the end it’s a nice change. I do like the print going from larger to smaller dots after all (that they were changing in size was a surprise when I received the fabric) and the neckline is quite nice. I’ve worn it twice already!
As you can see I made the sleeves long, which is an uncomplicated change.
After the tie is constructed (see here for details) it’s very easy to sew. Even the tie isn’t that complicated. I might return to this pattern in the future.
I hung this new bird box in my garden and this blue tit had a first look within 10 minutes. A couple has been busy inspecting it all weekend and flying in and out regularly. No real signs of making a nest, but eagerly watching what’s happening! Such a lovely sight of spring.