I haven't made many things with a collar so I was pleased with the little curl this one had on each side. It sits very neatly and looks so smart.
The back has a tie that I had to move up slightly but it makes it sit well round my waist.
I used Newlook 6598 View C but now I have got the hang of the collar I would love a gingham one with short sleeves. The fabric was sponsored by myfabrics.co.uk and is from their new tula cotton range. It is a medium weight cotton and holds a shape well without feeling stiff. It comes in a huge range of colours at £6.50m. It has a sort of linen weave look to it - really nice.
I wore it to our local Autumn show at the weekend.
Little M was delighted with her first prize in the children's sewing, winning one pound and coming first made her forget all about the day she was sewing it, lost her temper and shut her own thumb in the door. I am not sure having a day in A&E, a general anesthetic for surgery and losing a thumb nail was quite worth a one pound prize for a tapestry teddy bear but she seemed to forget all that in the excitement of triumph.
We won lots of other prizes too so now I can wear my cardigan, Little M can cuddle her crochet giraffe and Big Sis can wear her cardigan from her nanny;all entered into classes.
We love show time. Do you have anything like this by you?