Ok, I know the title of this blog is "knitting lemonade" not "sewing lemonade" but I can't help myself. Just think of this blog as my creative space online, and there are lots of ways to be creative.
So in my sewing journey, it was time to move to someplace new...tops. After some really frustrating experimentation with elastic thread to make a top like this, I decided to switch gears and sew something that I understood, and was cute too boot. Enter this Built by Wendy top pattern.
Fast, easy, cute, and perfect for summer. I liked it so much I decided to make a tunic version...with pockets!
Isn't that fabric so vintage-y chic? I picked it up at purl patchwork when I was in NYC.
Ready for some stats?
Pattern: Built by Wendy Top/Dress
Source: Built by Wendy
Fabric: Random floral fabric from JoAnn (top)/Windham fabrics-Feedsack V, Crosshatch Flower in brown (tunic)
Made for: Moi
Date Started: May 31, 2009 (top)/June 4, 2009 (tunic)
Date Completed: May 31, 2009 (top)/June 4, 2009 (tunic)
Mods: No mods for the top. For the tunic, I used the top pattern for the top half, the mini-dress for the bottom half and added pockets. Oh, and I left off the elastic for the sleeves.
Basically, I'm a real fan of this pattern. I already have plans to make the full-length dress. No one can accuse me of being a love-them and leave-them type. I just keep coming back!