I have had a bit of a difficult time lately and have made things that I am not happy with – such as a jacket, which will have to be turned into a skirt – somehow. I will blog this when I do it. In the meantime, I decided I needed a really simple, mindless make to get my mojo back and so I made this top.
It is Vogue 8793 also made here and here. I took the collar off and raised the neckline a bit. The darker colour at the front is actually the reflection of my face – I had a large nose shadow – so attractive!
I’ll give you a back view and then give up on it.
Top is Vogue 8793 made from a really fine orange merino knit from Knitwit. The leggings are from a vintage Lutterloh pattern.
Today is the last day of Me-Made-May’14 and I have enjoyed it so much. I pledged to wear something me made every day, and I don’t think I wore any RTW garments except tights, for the whole month. I even managed to wear home-grown underwear every day. I did repeat a couple of basics, such as trousers, but I was able to have no repeats of the main items of clothing.
I have seen so many new patterns, particularly from Japanese designers such as Tamanegi-kobo. I am trying to resist everything as I am beyond embarrassed by my various stashes. One of the things I have loved is the community aspect of this Flickr group. People are so generous with their comments and I have laughed out loud at some of them, so would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to any of you who might wander through this blog, and hope to “meet” you again next year, if not before.