After my success with the Popover Poncho I bought a couple of new patterns in the last week or so, with the intentions of making myself a whole new wardrobe. Of course I've bought lots of patterns over the years and have had many, many intentions of making myself many, many new wardrobes. But fortunately for Gap, (who have dressed me and Jim so predominantly over the last few years that we've been mistaken for staff...By. The. Staff....) I've completely failed. Until now.
At the risk of sounding like I'm boasting (and I am boasting, just a little bit) in the last two weeks I've made myself a poncho, 2 sweatshirts, half a dress, two finished tops, and 3 almost finished tops!
Last week I ordered the Merchant & Mills pattern, Top 64. It's their feminine take on the fiserman's sweater and looked to me like the sort of top I could wear a lot.
It's a really fast make, with raglan sleeves and no fastenings to worry about and the first one I made was cut and finished in less than a day.
When I finished the first one I was a little unsure about how shapeless it was and whether it was too unflattering. But Jim assured me that it looked good and I had a lot of comments about it while I was at work. Plus it was really easy to wear.
I made this yellow wool plaid one over the weekend and wore it out to lunch today with Jen from Little Birdie.
I'm really impressed with the pattern and have one cut out of denim and one of jumper weight wool waiting to be finished this week. I've also got some lighter weight fabrics that I want to use for a more summery version.
Although I've made the odd piece of clothing for myself over the years, this is the first time that I've really felt that I could make clothes that I would wear. It's very exciting (although possibly only for me!).