Sunday, June 17, 2007

broken silence ...

Sorry, for the silence over the last couple of days. Quite unusually for me I was involved in quite a bit of socialising, birthdays, dinner parties and evenings out, which all resulted in way too little sleep. I love and need my sleep so something had to give and that something was the blog.

I have, however, made the Built by Wendy top. It was a fairly easy pattern to follow and as ever the instructions were clear and concise but I found it very fiddly to execute. Just trying to stitch the front piece into place was a pain in the backside. I found it very hard to turn the corners and not catch the fabric and so cause puckering. It was also hard to manipulate the binding around the neck line as the binding strip was so narrow and I was all fingers and thumbs. This neckline binding then also forms the tie at the back of the top.And after all that I am not sure if I like the top. It does have a hint of maternity about it. So I have thrown it in the washing machine to see if a quick wash will soften it up slightly.

Tomorrow is an Inset day so the little fella isn't at school but instead he is off to a party in the morning. So as a present I made another little cupcake bag.
I also need to make another cupcake bag for my little giveaway. You still have time to enter as I plan to draw a name tomorrow morning.

Anyway off to bed for me now in a desperate bid to try and regain some of my lost sleep - trust me it makes me a much nicer person when I have had a good sleep.


Blogger Linny T said...

Jack has eight legs, although this does not an octopus make! Jack is a very cute, eight-tenticled jellyfish, according to your Monday, September 11, 2006 blog.

June 17, 2007 10:14 pm  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn said...

I like the way this top turned out. I've found that "maternity" is the style these days. I just hope people at work don't start any rumors.

Hope you get some good shut eye.

June 18, 2007 2:50 am  
Blogger Di said...

I like the top and the sewing looks impressive - but I understand the potential "maternity" look - I think smock style tops are in this year and are not necessarily the most flattering... I tried one on in Whistles - in my usual size 12 and I think even a size 8 would have made me look like the back end of a bus!!

June 18, 2007 7:52 am  
Anonymous said...

I agree that the sewing looks very impressive..and that I too shy away from the maternity look. Having bought a couple of smock tops lately because i loved the prints, I did find them useful for small children to shove their heads up in shyness(!) and very handy as a 'walking towel' when the kids need to wipe their hands and faces..but for me..not a flattering look...just a 'i've eaten all the pies' kind of look!

June 18, 2007 10:49 am  
Blogger Ali said...

I'm laughing at bigbucketgirl's comments - they are ringing all too true!

I think anyone who has ever been pregnant has a natural 'eek' response to smock tops. But for what it's worth, I think yours is lovely - nice sleeve detail and beautifully sewn (as always). And hey, it's fashionable so go for it!

June 18, 2007 11:28 am  
Anonymous sarah said...

I think your top is lovely, and maternity style tops are so in this year! I've bought quite a few recently but as I'm a big girl anyway I'm always nervously awaiting the question "when are you due?"!!!

June 18, 2007 1:07 pm  
Blogger kirsten said...

you know, some people can wear those 'maternity' type tops and not look prego, but not me! :)

June 18, 2007 2:10 pm  
Blogger Mirre said...

I don't know how the blouse looks when it's on, but like this it looks beautiful!

June 18, 2007 8:49 pm  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

The top looks lovely - hope you like it more after the wash!

I completely understand about the lack of sleep thing and it accounts for much of the lack of posting on my blog!

June 18, 2007 9:54 pm  

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