Hello! I wanted to make a garment to wear my Dress Clips with – they are great on a Sweet Heart neckline. It’s Valentines Day this week – how about something Red? So now my ducks are all in a row.
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This is a project that I started months ago. I love that 40’s look to the top. I was watching my favorite childhood movie – Xanadu (1980) while I was sewing – I just ❤ that whole 40’s/80’s mash up:
I got stuck by the tricky instructions for the shoulders. It has sat unmade for months. Also, it’s too hot to wear wool in Sydney’s summers.
Even as I was getting the sleeves in (more gathering) the fit continued to look strange. I ended up taking a big chunk from the back (I didn’t bother with the zip – thanks Wool Jersey). This had the effect of hitching up the sleeve heads up into position. I think sometimes you just have to stay with things sometimes.
I am pretty pleased with how it came out – I love wearing layers of wool in winter – so cozy and comfy and pretty with the clips.
Fabric: 2m of Wool Jersey from an Op Shop
Patterns: Style 2788
Notions: Just thread
Time to complete: 5 hours
First worn: For the photos
Wear again?: Yes – easily
Total price: Under $10
Wishing you love for Valentines Day. Me – I went to the markets recently and bought myself roses, oriental lilies, peonies (love) and hydrangeas – all my faves! I will be asking Mark up for a back massage later xxxx