As you can see below I cut away a lot of the armscye exposing more shoulder. I also took in approximately 2" from each side seam, and last but not least I removed approximate 2" off the bottom of the front pieces choosing to cut it with a curve rather than straight across. I took the curved front inspiration from Viv's lovely green fleece which I tried on and loved.
I am far happier with the new look, and don't feel so matronly (even if that is the case). I now have a top that I will happily wear.
I have been looking for some nice navy and white stripe jersey for quite some time, and found just the ticket when we were looking at all the lovely fabrics.
Yes I know I seem to be having a bit of nautical theme, perhaps it was inspiration from all the navy and white tops I saw ladies wearing yesterday, but there is something lovely about navy and white that I just love. Ideally I would like to make/buy some crop trousers to wear with this top and a nice pair to white canvas shoes.....note to self, add this to my to-do list.
I am afraid the camera didn't seem to like the stripes and have pushed all my pictures slightly out of focus, but you can still see the top enough (I think).
I used McCalls 6571, which is now a TNT and I just love this top. The whole thing was made on my serger/overlocker and took around 1.5 hours to make and highly recommend this pattern.
Last but not least, I did add a few additional pockets to my Brompton bike bag, one to hold a water bottle, and a double pocket to hold bits and bob, and my mobile phone. while I wanted a bag that I couldn't overload, the recent hot weather found me needing some water to drink but nowhere to store it in the bag - but I do now.
In two weeks time I have two job interviews. I wasn't actively looking for a new job, but was contacted by two separate recruitment consultants, and well lets just say that I am not terribly impressed with the changes our new CEO has made to company policy.
I am not as young as I used to be, and hope that they are not put off by my age (even though they don't know how old I am yet), but I figure I have nothing to lose by going along and just seeing what they say. The big bonus for both these companies they are exactly 1 mile from our London flat, they are actually next door to one an other, a funny coincidence, which would mean if I was offered either of the jobs, my journey to work would be approximately 10 minutes v 1.5 hours + on the train...........makes it quite tempting to move. Still I am getting beyond myself here, first I have to see if I can impress the interviewer, and this leads me to thinking about what I should wear.............Guess what I'll be doing next weekend.
I hope you have had a great weekend, and I'll catch you later................