My dream cardigan!

Anyone who’s been following my Me Made May posts either here or on Instagram will have seen this cardie plenty of times already, but here’s the full lowdown on what has become probably the most worn item of me-made clothing this month.

Drop Pocket Cardigan 6

In a Nutshell:

Like the title says, this is my dream cardigan! Do you really need to know any more than that?! Oh, okay. Read on, then, to find out why… Continue reading My dream cardigan!

Star criss-crossed love? Nope, more like divorce immanent! Jalie 2787

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The face says it all…

I’m finally blogging a top I made last year, thus proving once and for all that punctuality is not my strong suit. Neither is sewing wearable clothing, judging purely by this effort. Ah well. I think it’s good to share the duds along with the successes, as we’ve all had them. I wish I’d kept photos of moreĀ of mine, but maybe it’s best they’re confined to the fabric recycling bin of my mind šŸ™‚

So, this is Jalie’s Criss-Cross Top (2787), which I chose more for the fact it can be made inĀ a breastfeeding-friendly version than because I knew this style would be good on me. The top comes withĀ sleeveless, flutter and long sleeve optionsĀ and is constructed using mirror image left and right bodice pieces that cross over each other, joining at the side seam of the opposite side. The lower bodice has a bit of extra volume to account for the maternity option, but is kept snug under the bust using elastic along the top edge. For the breastfeeding version theĀ upper bodice piece that sits behind the other is tacked at the centre to the lower bodice (the regular version is heldĀ with a longer line of stitches), anchoring it in place but allowing you to hoik the upper bodice up to nurse. I’d never tried on a top that crossed over in this manner and thought it might suit, and I really liked the way it fit the model on the pattern cover, but she is pretty skinny and flat-chested. That probably should have given me a clue… Continue reading Star criss-crossed love? Nope, more like divorce immanent! Jalie 2787