Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Toothpaste stripes

 
Hello all!  This is another New Look 6216 with long sleeves made from a lovely thick cotton interlock. The lady in the shop almost put me off it by saying the thin stripes would drive me mad whilst sewing it, but it was fine. In fact, I love the toothpaste stripes - it reminds me of a RTW top I had as a teenager (and still own).  The computer doesn't like it, though, and so the pictures have to be larger than normal not to blur on the screen!

 
You can see that this is a big baggy top, and I know that is not everyone's cup of tea. But sometimes it is just what I want. 

  
I got the neckband in well this time - no puckers!  Hurrah!  You can probably see it is standing proud on one side: never mind! Thinking positive: I am getting better and that's all that matters. 


I am pleased with how easy this was, so more knit tops are on the horizon. I'm now on the look out for a new (easy) pattern...

8 comments:

  1. I love your toothpaste stripes :) I would totally wear your smashing top!

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  2. I think the fabric is a perfect choice for this style top and your neckline looks pretty darn good too x

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    1. I know I am really proud of the neckline. I love the feel good factor of this sewing lark.

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  3. Well done for not listening to the lady in the shop - I really like the stripes! Looks like a great comfy top!

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    1. Must admit I did hesitate for a bit, but I love a stripe!

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  4. I love toothpaste stripes too ;) Cute & comfy is always a win.

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    1. Too true I have never been one to suffer un-comfy clothes!

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