It’s that time again, Selfish Sewing Week brought to you by Imagine Gnats and Kollabora! So many fabulous makes and new indie patterns I didn’t even know about are making their way onto blogs all over the place. And guess what, you all get the chance to win one of 40 new indie patterns, you heard right! Click here to enter and win big.Out of all the patterns on offer to the featured stitchers I decided on the Adelaide top by See Kate Sew, love the details on the pattern- front bib with ruffles, bust darts, cap sleeves, back key hole with elastic loop and shank button closure and neckline facing. I don’t think there is anything else like this out there at the moment, I get a real librarian chic vibe from her patterns.For the sizing I decided on the small even though my bust measurement sits at the top end. It fits great but it is snug around the upper bust but that’s on purpose, any looser and it might look a little boxy I reckon so I’m happy.The only modification I made was to take 3″ off the length, I’m a little short in the waist so this is a usual adjustment for me.The elastic I used for the key hole loop is a little thick but it was in my stash and it does the job. The button I used was leftover from my sleeveless Grainline Archer from ages ago.The fabric I chose was sitting in my stash, it’s an old thrifted Bonds doona cover from The Salvos, I love the pink and grey together. I just knew the stripes would go really well especially with the ruffles. Cutting it out was a pain though, I had to do it on the floor single layer to match up the stripes, but well worth it. I really like the pattern to fabric combo I’m calling it my circus top though, it’s a little Big Top isn’t it? I’m going with it.
I didn’t have any issues with this make, it was really fun and interesting. I hadn’t sewed a keyhole facing before and I spent a bit of time getting the ruffle on the front distributed evenly. Plus being 100% cotton it sewed and pressed really well which is always nice.
Big thanks go out to Imagine Gnats and See Kate Sew, I just love Selfish Sewing Week. Don’t forget to upload your selfish makes on Kollabora to join in the fun and good luck in the giveaway.