Here's a quick and easy project I've finished.
This is my third make of this pattern, after my "I Am Sailing" top here and my "Take Two" top here. I used pattern 106B from the February 2011 issue of Burda. A straightforward jersey top. I actually finished this at the beginning of September when I had two weeks' holiday from work. I wanted something easy to do having just finished the challenging Peter Pan Collar Shift Dress.
This light pink colour is not something I would normally go for. As a 12 year old girl I loved this colour, as did all my 12 year old friends. I can't remember the last time I wore this colour, apart from pyjamas. It's possible I haven't worn anything in this colour since I was 12.
So why did I buy the fabric now? When I made my Velour T-Shirt in white I had a bee in my bonnet about wanting to make one in light pink velour. I couldn't find any velour so I consoled myself with buying some stretch jersey to make something pink. I made this top so that I could have more tops to wear with jeans and my denim skirts. As the summer was nearly at an end I decided to make a long sleeved top using a tried and tested pattern.
I used Vilene bias tape on the shoulder and arm seams for extra reinforcement. I was going to leave it plain but decided to sew on a motif. I bought the same sail boat motifs that I used for my "I Am Sailing" top. I wasn't sure if they would go with pink but I think it works. I like it anyway. It is quite a thin jersey so it's a little bit like pyjamas. I will be wearing it as a very casual top to throw on.
I'm working on a casual hoody top at the moment. I'm not sure how much sewing I'll get done this weekend but I might head upstairs soon.