Well it feels like ages since I’ve been in blogworld. I’ve missed writing, reading other blogs, and discovering new ideas and project inspirations. So much has been happening the last couple months, but the biggest change was that I moved! After a brief but necessary time living at my parent’s house, I finally moved into my own apartment. It is a bit of an adjustment and the unpacking process takes a lot of my time, but I’m starting to feel back to normal again. And despite everything that has been going on, I have kept up on my sewing…somewhat.
While I’ve been away from the blog, there were a few projects I completed that I didn’t have time to write about. The first was a top from this retro pattern:
I bought this pattern because I have an obsession with those navy-style pants. Someday I am going to make a pair. I showed this to my sister and she asked “Ooh! Can you make me that little sailor top for my birthday?!” She may have been half-joking, but I accepted the challenge.
This pattern calls for something called “braid” for the trim, which I had a hard time figuring out what that was. After an exhaustive Google search I wondered if it’s even called that any more. My sister and I went to the fabric store to see what we could use for the the trim on the back flap. Finally, she picked out some white ribbon so we could make a type of navy design. I think it actually came out pretty good:
But, wow! It is a tiny top. I won’t post the picture of me wearing this, as it is a bit revealing. So here is another shot of Madame Booty wearing it: