I personally have had a love hate journey with this.
1st I love it, probably the best pattern in the book, I love the fact that there are only three parts to the pattern to cut out.
2nd, I hate it, the whole process is to learn about flimsy fabrics, and yes I struggled.
3rd I love it, what a wonderful pattern, in theory so easy to put together.
4th, I hate it, or my sewing machine does. The weave on my fabric is very loose and my sewing machine just wants to eat it. I know the top will only last the summer as it will surely fall apart by the autumn.
5th I love it, a quick try on before the binding goes on show what a wonderful cut a summery feeling this top is.
6th, I hate it, when the binding is on it actually has more weight than the fabric and the sleeves just look funny.
7th, I love it, I iron and put it on with some half decent clothes and suddenly YES it's a winning top.
I would also like show off my wonderful shoes, I love wedges! These where a total find at the boot fair, 50p, that's less than a dollar for you American folk!
I couldn't resist this though, Arthur thought he would like to join in with the photo shoot,what a star!
This is such a lovely blouse, I think it will be the summer top of the year for all the sewers all over the world! I also hope to show this off with Justine this week. http://www.sewcountrychick.com/2012/04/sew-7-tell-saturday-april-28-2012.html