At the start of winter I made a few long sleeved things for N that were put to good use through our relatively short Delhi winter. Now as the daytime temperatures are climbing and I am getting ready to put them away, I thought it would be good time to show them to you.
This little top I made back in December is from lovely cotton fabric that I got in Pune. The pattern comes from here and while I am never much looking forward to tracing Japanese patterns and adding seam allowances later, I am, as was also in this case, very happy with the end result. So despite the enormous time it took to getting to the actual sewing, I love everything about it–the pintucks on the yoke, the sleeves and the general fit.
The only change I made was was to add slits on the side because I think it looks better that way…
Once the cutting was done, it came together quite easily despite the pin tucks. Lots of great option with pretty good pictures to help one along the way.
The pink was not my first choice, but N is getting back into pink again. and that could not be ignored when I gave her fabric choices. And as I have seen her repeatedly wear it over the winter months, I have really come to love this little thing including its colour. I am hoping she can use it for a few more weeks until long sleeves and a stand collar become unbearable.
Around the same time as this I also made a raglan tee. (And as the following photos will tell you…these were taken right after the haircut, while the ones above were clicked very recently. Someone here needs a haircut very soon again 🙂
This is in size 5 (with longer length, as usual) from one of my all time favourite Oliver+S. I love making t-shirts, and despite the fact that more work went into the pink blouse,working with knits always feel like a major accomplishment. N loves anything in knit fabrics ( I think we all do!) and I wish I made more of these on a regular basis.
But the truth is that I am always a bit terrified too. For one, different knits react differently to the whole sewing process…(yes, I know that that is the way it should be, but I am always being too lazy and in too much of a hurry to figure out the differences between various types.) So with this one I messed up the hem. Oh and the pocket is absolutely terrible. Unpicking the stretch stitch seams were a pain, and so the t-shirt ended up being just the right length which means it may be too short for the next cool season.
Still, I am glad that the t-shirt too has gotten plenty of wear. I know I shouldn’t complain….still, don’t you feel a bit sad when something that you loved gets relegated to the storage, probably never to be worn again?
It’s a bit like feeling sad to see them grow up so quickly.
What are you sewing these days? I am looking forward to some summer sewing, though not to the summer itself. What about you?