This is the third time I’ve used this pattern now – it’s getting to be a fave. Regular readers (oh my god I think there are some now other than my sisters – cheers sisters) will remember I copied a Zara top and made a pattern from it. I’ve recreated it in a green print and a black & white polka dot already. This time, I broke out the bunnies and pimped it up a bit.
I love peter pan collars so I decided to add one to this version. It was really easy actually – I followed the first part of Gertie’s video for drafting a peter pan collar and then freestyled it with my French curves, adding a half inch seam allowance. I didn’t use interfacing – the fabric is pretty sturdy as is, so I didn’t think I’d need it.
The fabric is from Fabric Tales – isn’t it adorable? The more I make my own clothes the more I realise I seem to like little animals gambolling all over me. Who knew?!
The trickiest bit was figuring out how to pin the neckline, the collar and the facings all together and working out what order they go in (don’t judge me – I find this simple stuff really hard!), but it worked out just dandy. Pressing it was a bit of a ‘mare though – I really need a tailor’s ham now… it’s on the sewing wish list for Christmas (sisters… take note).
For a bit of pizazz (is that even a word that people under 70 should use?) I added some bias binding I had knocking around to the cuffs.
OK I’m going to stop making this top for a couple of weeks. I promise to move onto something else, really. Or maybe just one more time…