April has got off to a quick start, and then a bit of a stop! I made a very quick project in the first week of the month, and it’s gone off with Daughter No2 back to uni. She chose a whole pile of patterns for me to make while she was on her Easter break, and I mean a BIG pile! It’s like I haven’t got anything to sew for me..
As it’s April, I thought I’d start her list by making stuff she’s chosen from April issues. She’d chosen a length of Liberty lawn in black and white from her stash pile. The pattern is top 126A from April 2012. Ititially I thought a softer, drapier fabric would be better, but this seems to have worked ok, and it will soften with washing. There are just three main pieces, two fronts and the back, and a strip of bias for the neckline.
I used French Seams throughout and made narrow, double turned hems on... [read more]