|Apologies for the distance shots - I was trying to keep the sunburn out of view!|
Made up in an Alexander Henry jersey knit, this is the softest fabric i have ever had the pleasure of putting next to my skin!
this was a metre long remnant I have had in my stash for about 6 months and was just waiting to be made into this top. There were vague musings that I would draft a tank top but I thought the fabric deserved something a little better...
This top included a lot of firsts for me:
1st time sewing a knit
1st time using twin needle and proper stretch stitch
and all in I think it turned out pretty damn well! I also think this was a good fabric/pattern to try working with knits on because it was dark - any snags of the thread have been hidden! and the small issue I had with attaching the binding at the end is cleverly hidden by the overlap :p
These pics were taken after wearing the top to work all day and apart from a little drooping of the front neckline it kept its shape pretty well.
|Clearly the other half never got the memo to tidy the house...|
|I don't quite know whats going on with the hem on the right hand side there...|
another first for this make - it was the first make on my machine since it was repaired! and its running like a dream! :-)
So i'm not sure when i'll make this up again but it certainly fills a hole in the wardrobe. I really like the style and think it could work well made up in a more plain knit.
Has anyone else made up the Bronte top?
Take care guys