Well, it was New Year's Eve yesterday - so I must be forgiven for being a day late with my December garment (we'll forget about the 30 days preceding that...). Actually I took photos this morning after about 10 hours of sleep, even the fireworks did not keep me up!
Still half asleep - great hairdo, Coco!
My December garment is this little top based on Liesl Gibson's Late Lunch Tunic. I blogged the original version, complete with collar, on Coco's Loft in early December. The big change I've made is to remove the collar and make a v-neckline. I really like this look.
I noted in my earlier blog that I had added an inch to the bodice, front and back, because I'm a little taller than the pattern contemplates. Did not want the front gathers smack across my bust! And I added the fourth button as a result. I also took the 1" off the hemline, as the tunic is a generous length.
Love this cute fabric, a very soft and lightweight poly-rayon jersey from Fabric.com. So soft that I took the precaution of adding a little stabilizer... I used Pellon easy-knit fusible interfacing in the yoke linings, and twill tape in the shoulder seam allowance of the back lining. I pretty much always stabilize the shoulders in a knit top. Wright makes a 1/4" polyester twill tape in white and black that works perfectly in a small seam allowance.
And now it's truth time - those big buttons will be coming off, little ones going on, and this comfy top is going in my PJ drawer! Not what I intended - but it's just a little too light and sheer for street-wear.
My wishes to all of you, my dear friends, for a happy, healthy new year that brings you peace, joy, challenge, contentment, fulfillment, wonderment, and prosperity in equal measure.