It feels a long time since I have made something that I have been really chuffed with. I make things all the time and am mostly satisfied and happy with what I make.
Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK and my family asked me what I wanted to do. I asked for a few hours sewing time without interruptions. I made this top in two very pleasurable hours this afternoon.
I was even more chuffed because Megan loved it and wanted to wear it straight away.
My day got better as I took some terrific photographs;not always easy in the winter months. Today signals the time when I can get camera happy to take much better blog photos for a good few months.
The top is a hash of an Ottobre top I have made twice before. It has a zip placket but I always make a mess of it. Trying to sew a placket and a zip in jersey is a tricky business. I altered the pattern to make a keyhole with a button loop instead. I drafted a facing for the inside to make this possible.
The fabric was kindly given to me by my Auntie who had made a cape for her grand daughter and had no use for the leftovers. I even managed to use her hood which she had cut out and sewn ready but didn't end up using. There was just enough fabric to squeeze out a front pocket. The reverse of this fabric is as good as the quilted front so I used it to make the cuffs and hood band.
I am really chuffed with this project all round and so is my little girl. I can't think of a better way to spend Mothering Sunday than sewing for my family.