I made this top which came free with Love Sewing Magazine back in October, when Gabby organised the Sophia-sew along. Sadly, I hated the finished top! So it sat in the naughty pile, occasionally tried on and re-rejected! Until... I realised that - as I can sew - I could alter it to fit!
Well, duh! Why did it take me so long to realise? I didn't take any 'before' photos, but you can take my word for it that it looked awful: excess fabric at the front, and gaping armholes that showed off my whole bra. My alteration was to remove a long wedge from armcycle to hem. Easy!
|Still gapes a little, even after alterations! But not normally noticeable!|
I definitely like the silhouette, and that the cropped length is unique in my wardrobe. I rather like how it gives the illusion that I am taller than my tiny stature by exposing lots of leg and waist!
Well, that's all folks. Everyone in blogland seems to be doing best ofs and plans for the new year, but I haven't quite got my arse in gear for that yet. Happy 2016, Louise x