Numbers 4 & 5. Simplicity 6078.
Should be made in a stretch fabric but I didn’t have enough of any so I tried it in silky poly. Once over my head these tops are fine. This pattern has 2 pieces both cut on the fold (if you have enough fabric) and only takes 45 mins – 1 hour to put together. No hand sewing involved.
Numbers 6 & 7. Vogue 8504
This is a fine chiffon. No stretch to this fabric but the vest has a low scoop at the back so it’s easy to pull on and off even when made in a woven. This version had to be shortened due to lack of fabric.
Then the leftovers of the Fireworks. You can see the low back here.
Well. the marking and academic world are in a small hiatus at the moment, just before then next onslaught at the end of June so I’ll be back sewing in the meantime.
But before I finish this post please read the following – Little dresses for Africa
Prttynpk highlighted this project and I think this would be a much better use of remnants than my selfish tops. So like her- one for me, one for another. In the future, Plan B is for others and what’s better than hope and pretty dress?
Thanks for reading. Ruth