Monday, 31 March 2014

Polk a- Dot

There is nothing like the good old Polka Dot print.  I was so excited when I found this brown and pink fabric in my local fabric store; it has a great weight.  
Originally, I thought I would make a light spring jacket, but when I saw the outcome of the McCalls 6896 here, I thought this fabric will make a great top.  So off I went to my sewing machine to see what will come of this fabric. I think I was a bit over confident with my sewing, as I sewed the invisible zipper to the front pieces. I suppose that I could have refashioned this top to have an open front but then I thought, that would be a disaster. I had to rip everything out and start all over again; I was not defeated. I went back to the drawing board and started again.  Nonetheless, after much sweat, I completed this top (again).  I still love the fit, and I am head over heels for the print.  Some might call this a transitional top because I could wear it in the Winter, but I can sport it in the Spring, too. 
Now, about the look. I am feeling pretty casual for a Monday! So I paired my new "favourite" top with a pair of my old "favourite" jeans and my oxford lace up shoes.

Next project...pants!


  1. That top is great! I love it in this print, and your look is on point...casual cool!!! I have had those days of mishaps,and I would have been tempted, like you, to redesign and wear the zipper in the front...after all, as sewist, we have carte blanche to change things!! Great job!

  2. Great top, it looks fab with jeans.

  3. Simple with clean lines. Very nice!

  4. You are absolutely right. Maybe next time, I will try moving the zipper to the front.. Thanks

  5. You looked fantastic today!! I love the top!


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