It was back to work for me this week so I made myself a new top to ease the pain.
This is the StyleArc Ivy knit top and I think it's a winner. I've used a straight size 12 with an extra inch in length added to the hem, which it really doesn't need.
I used a bright rayon knit to make this up, it doesn't have the best recovery so by the end of the day the sleeve bands are quite relaxed.
You can't see the style lines very well in the fabric I used - here's the picture from the StyleArc website.
I will be making this top again because I want to take advantage of the colour blocking opportunity. I really like the way this top in put together with the side seams wrapping around to the front on an angle. The neckline on this top isn't crooked, I was just in a hurry to get the photos taken and didn't think to make sure everything was sitting correctly.
You may notice I now have an additional page at the top of my blog. For my own interest I was keen to keep track of what I buy and how much I spend on sewing each year. Feel free to take a look, I had a little splurge during the last day of the Tessuti online sale to ease the pain of going back to work!! Each piece of fabric bought so far has been for a specific project so hopefully I can bring my plans to life.