Sunday, 5 July 2015
Flying birds cotton top
So, I thought I'd write a blog post instead as I've got a bit of a backlog of unblogged items. This top is one I made the weekend before going on holiday. I thought I needed a few more cotton tops, and I wasn't wrong about that. The weather was really hot, 38 degrees so natural fibres was the way to go. Here's a photo of me in Coimbra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on my recent holiday in Portugal. What a lovely place Coimbra is, and still a working university. We peered in the Examination Hall where PhD students were undergoing their viva. I wonder if they passed? We also went in the beautiful, stunning Library.
I used New Look 6225 that I've used before. It's a loose fitting raglan short sleeved top with darts at the bust. I made bias binding with the fabric and used it to finish the neckline. the sleeve hems and body hem are simply turned up twice and machined. I understitched the bias binding then top stitched it so it's made a very neat finish and reinforced the neck so it doesn't stretch. I'm pleased with how this has turned out. I seem to have varying results with self-made bias binding.
Julia cardigan I made a month or so ago. Wow, a co-ordinating wardrobe! Who'd have thought it...:)