In the recent (online) Tessuti sale I bought this black dotty jersey I didn't know what I wanted to make, but I knew I had to have it. Then driving home from the Melbourne meet up (more on that in a minute) I realised it would make a perfect balloon top.
I love this pattern - the round neckline at the front, the gentle V at the back, the shape of the sleeves. It just really does it for me and I think this version might be my new favourite (previous versions here, here and here)
I already mentioned that I went to the Melbourne meet up. I was nervous as all get out (I absolutely dread walking into a room full of strangers) but everyone was great and it was pretty cool to see some of things I'd really admired in person. I had a really lovely afternoon and came home so inspired - it was a great kick start to my mojo. I don't have any photos, but there are lots of great posts that do - here's the full list of attendees if you'd like to check out some inspiring ladies:
Rachel: Boo dogg and me
Rachel :My messings
Kirsty: Rocket Sews
Leith: Sew Brunswick
Helen: Funkbunnys kitchen garden
Christy: Little Betty
Rachel: The two windmills
Tj: The perfect nose
Special mention to the lovely blog-less ladies Anna, Catherine, Heather and Sue A.
Finally - I'll leave you with a little sneak peak of another finished item - I just need to get some photos of me wearing it.