Hooray, I finally found a use for that half metre of Siamese cat fabric that’s been glaring at me from my stash. Here’s another version of the Glass Onion Top by Shwin – this time a slightly adjusted front panels, and, because I didn’t have enough for even a cap sleeve (very nearly squeezed them in), I’ve made it sleeveless.
I’ve been dying to use this awesome fabric for such a long time, so I was super chuffed to find something to do with it. I did have to make a slight alteration to the front skirt to fit the pattern piece on, I reduced the gathered panel by about two inches, but I reckon there’s enough of a flounce there still to make it look okay. The colours look really fresh, and I’m getting some serious summertime vibes from it, but I reckon mini can still rock it in autumn time.
I edged the the arm holes with a small piece of bias binding that I had left over from another project, and it’s kinda off-white so went really well with the kitties. I tried a bit of ric rac edging, (some jumbo ric rac has also been glaring at me!) but it was just too bright to work with the neutral cats. I still hate bias binding, but I think I’m getting better at it!
It has that cute crossover back, and it’s nice that it dips down a little, I’d love to translate that to an adult top.
Next up, I’m going to use the Flock print dark blue and birds fabric to create a button-through version of this top, with the help of my sewing teacher! I’m going to change the front and back, and sew it with sleeves, to make it more cold weather appropriate. what do you think?