Monday, 6 August 2012
Olympic showjumping event & cowl neck tops
This morning I wanted to try and make another of the cowl-neck tops before heading up to London to go to see the olympic show jumping event. Sigrid had suggested that I cut the front on the bias which should give a better fall to the cowl collar, and she was right.
I am really happy with this top on two counts. First the collar sits exactly how I envisaged, but more important, I managed to thread my babylock in its cover-stitch mode and sew the hem, and the armscye x 2 using my cover-stitch. I hope that I have overcome my fear and will use this on a more regular basis now because the finish is fabulous. This top is sooooooo easy to make - only three pieces, I sewed this entirely with my babylock and I think this took me approximately 1.5 hours to sew this morning from start to finish.
This afternoon we set of for Greenwich to see the GB olympic team win the gold medal in the showjumping. It was a brilliant event, and we both loved it and here is a little shot from my phone of the arena.
There were two of these fabulous statues outside the arena made entirely of horse shoes.
We took the clipper boat back to the city of London which was a really lovely way to travel back and look at one of the images as we approached Tower Bridge
Another exciting day tomorrow - we are off bag shopping and having a lovely lunch out too.
Catch you later...............