Balloon Top

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It has been a while and I don't have a lot to show, but something is better than nothing right?!
Here's my most recent completed item - my balloon top.


Full sleeve

V neck at the back

I really like this top, it went together really easily (even though I don't speak Japanese) and I've got plans to make another in a pale pink jersey for spring.

If you read my other blog, you'll know what it absorbing all my time. We've come to the stage in our build where we need to get our current house ready for sale and as I don't have a dedicated sewing space (I tend to spread out all over the kitchen and the study) I have to pack away my sewing things for a while.

Here's a little look at my sewing table as it is at the moment (it's a bit embarassing)

Not pretty for potential buyers. On the table is a half made Kasia skirt, McCalls 3830, a nighty for my youngest, a HotPatterns Weekender top, a quilt for my nephew and a couple of pairs of pants I need to hem for my SIL. There's also a few other patterns and pieces of fabric I've pulled out thinking that I'd quickly whip something up and then been forced to put aside.

I'm hoping that I can use the non sewing time to plan, cut out and prepare a few things. I'm planning on using my blog to set some goals for my summer sewing so you'll probably be seeing a few patterns and fabric combos in the near future.


Scruffybadger said...

Hello Robyn
What an amazing top - great fabric choice & it looks beautifully made! I don't know whether to encourage you to participate in Craft Christmas Club ... maybe you can in a virtual way even if your equipment is packed away? You have already started by encouraging me to make boxers? :-)

Robyn said...

Hi Scruffy - Thanks for the compliment on the top and for posting my first comment:) I think this year I might just be inspired by the CCC, good luck with your boxers.