Hey look at me, I used something from my stash instead of stroking, petting and looking at it.
This is the latest (and probably last) Glass Onion top that I’ve sewn, in the fabulously rich and colourful Michael Miller fabric, Flock. ( I really wanna made a flocking pun here, but it’s not entirely appropriate?).
So this was my latest sewing class project, and it was really helpful to have another POV on the construction, especially when I’m a bit of a stickler for following the instructions, and I’m learning more and more that it’s better to follow your instinct. I’ve got a lot of use out of this pattern, so I really can’t fault it from that perspective.
Helen helped me change the front to give extra fabric for the button facing, and I mirrored the back but raised the curve so it didn’t slip off her shoulders like the old purple one. The bottom skirt is the same on the front and back, so plenty of lovely ruffles, which give it lots of movement and make it lovely and swingy.
She also suggested sewing the interfacing to the bodice before sewing the sleeves, sides etc, which did make it a lot easier to understitch around the neckline facing, and made it sit a lot better than on previous versions.
I added some hot pink snaps and matching polka-dot ricrac to the top and bottom, it’s something like 60p a metre from the Little Fabric Bazaar, and I think it works really well with the bright colours. It was a last minute addition, so it’s on-top of the facing on the inside, instead of sandwiched in between the two layers when I did the topstitching – if that makes sense?
I really like it. It’s pretty, it’s colourful and fun, there’s nothing it won’t go with, and I think it really suits mini. So yeah, I’m pleased, and I don’t care about wonky ricrac and all that.
But, I swear this is the last GO top I do for a while*, I’ve really got my money’s worth out of that pattern but I don’t think I need to do any more – and people are asking me to make them so it’s time to quit.
*apart from the two work-in-progress projects