Remember I mentioned last time how some patterns take me forever? After countless attempts and many give-ups, I present: I am sure you’re are thinking that this does not look half as complicated as I making it out be. This is what too me forever? Well…for the life of me I could not figure out how to get that yoke right. And there were two–back and front.
To be fair, the instructions which come from here were not exactly clearest, although the photos are superlatively gorgeous (the expert seamstress in me certainly did not think of looking at instructions when I bought the book aeons ago). Then there was also the issue of sizing. I made it in 90cms, and N is at least 110cms now. But as you can see, you wouldn’t think that looking the photo, esp. length wise.
And now that I am done, I cannot tell you how much I like it. Ok. *love* it. I think my photos don’t do justice to how much I am in love with this top. For one, it’s gauzy fabric makes it perfect for summer (of which we are seeing no end in sight). And then again she can wear it to school, because it has no really button (more on that below). And, if all this is not enough, it’s also in her two current favourite colours, so it’ll get some serious wear.
But really the reason why I like this so much is this: there is something of it which is not at all cute-sy. Which I really appreciate.
Ok, coming back to the button issue. Do you see what the problem is here? The button is pointless since I forgot to make the slit that should come below it. Actually, not exactly “forgot,” but at this point having just managed the front yoke, I had pretty much given up on the whole thing. The button, hence, looks a bit weird, but I think the top still manages to be pretty great. So. Lesson learnt, and with that I will continue to course uncharted territories in the world of sewing from Japanese pattern books!