Friday, November 19, 2010

< $2 top

I have been itching to get back into sewing and was looking for an[other] easy project (post wrap-around skirt). And this is the result – a top I made last weekend.

I bought the fabric eons ago at the Pepito closing down sale. Ruby must have been 1 year old at the time. I got a fairly large piece for $2 thinking I'd make Ruby a pretty little summer dress (sorry Rube). The pattern came from Selvage in Mt Eden. I bought it a couple of months back when they were closing down – notice a trend here?

The pattern needed some modifying as it was for a dress and the sleeves had a seam down the middle which I thought would look a bit odd. It's always a bit risky to modify a pattern when you haven't been behind the driving wheel for a while. I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with how it turned out though. And the badge*, just tops it off.

* Made one weekend a couple of months ago when Ruby and I were playing around.


  1. go girl -you have put me to shame - my versatile wrap is not so versatile - still sitting in my to do pile ......

  2. Yes, well maybe by Xmas? Tell SOTH to get onto it too. We can model for Karen and she can decide who's the winner - but so far it's me being the only one who completed the task!