Life just seems to get in the way of my sewing and when I do sew it seems to be very slow going. I never understand how people just crank garments out in a few hours. I lose my concentration quickly and hence make mistakes so its slow and steady for me.
The extreme hot weater is upon us and I HATE it...... The EDS makes it very hard for me to control my temperature and I am ALWAYS hot!!! In summer I cannot wears anything with a sleeve and I know at my age and size a lot of people don't want to show their arms but all I can say is"not me"...... I do realize that it isn't the best look in the world but hey I need to be comfortable and cool foremost.
My closet was in need of some knit tops that are lightweight and can be worn around the house. Most that I had certainly had seen better days or were RTW and of course poor fit. All this to say that I decided to try making the Colette Sorbetto top in a nice soft knit. My daughter has a top that has a diagnol/uneven hem on it which I liked so I attempted to copy it.
I am glad with how it turned out and it will be lovely just for hanging around. I made it smaller than my regular sorbetto as I was using a knit and I raised the armholes as I thought the original was too low and I wanted to be more covered. I stabalized the neckline and did bindings on the armoles and necklines. I top stitched the centre pleat to keep it in place.
Next time I make this I will lengthen it by about 2 inches as I prefer my low prominent stomach to be covered and may lower the neckline a little which I think will be more flattering on me.
Next up I am attempting some capris again. Fitting pants has been a complete nightmare for me but I shall keep perservering and even if I can improve one small part at a time I am happy.