Tuesday, May 12, 2009

it's finished, it fits, and it flatters...

I've said before that my sewing mojo seems to return in the spring. I'm extremely lucky to have a room dedicated to sewing and such, so that I can leave projects out in a half finished state. This makes it so easy to make something in dribs and drabs, and I actually end up completing many projects this way. I can do a little bit each time I'm changing a load of laundry, or find myself with a spare 15 minutes.
I started the top a while ago - it's a style I love - classic, yet casual and perfectly suited to the office in summer, usually with a shawl or shrug over it for those days of overly exuberant air conditioning.
I'm completely gapping on the pattern - I'll look it up later, but I think it's a McCall's and from a few years back. Even though it buttons up the back, making it seem totally difficult to get in and out of, the fit is such that it slips over the head without even touching the buttons. I could skip them all together, but I like the look of them. And my machine zings through buttonholes like nothing, so it's not a pain to make them, like it was with my old sewing machine - completely manual - ick.
It's a 100% cotton fabric, quite a bit brighter than I'm known for, but in the summer, I prefer the brights. I'll wear it with white capris, and I have a yellow shrug I knit a few years back hiding somewhere.
And I will make this pattern again, I'm sure.

6 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

That's great and I agree, the buttons are a finishing touch that really makes it pop. Would also be nice with khakis.

Sel and Poivre said...

What an adorable top - it really is a classic look - you'll likely enjoy it for years to come!

Acorn to Oak said...

Cute top! I really like it. I agree, the buttons are a nice detail.

Brenda said...

Lovely top. Great colour scheme too. With white capris and a yellow shrug. Tres chic.

Carol said...

how summery!

KnitTech said...

Very cute! It will look great under one of your sweaters.