It really doesn’t take long to fall behind with blog posts. Last weekend away with the school mums, followed by frenetic school related activities, and then a couple of days of gastro for both the eldest daughter and for me, and all of a sudden days and days have passed by without anything being blogged. And I do have quite a few projects to show you – all as a result of my knit mania a couple of weeks back. Honestly, a straight forward knit top really does only take an hour or so to make. And actually, this Figgy’s Celestial tee that I made for Clare yesterday only took around half an hour to make!
The fabric was purchased from Darn Cheap Fabrics in the afternoon. (And I finally ran into Sarah while I was there – I knew that it would happen eventually! Hello Sarah – so lovely to finally meet you in real life!) Clare has a “Fluoro Disco Party” to attend later in the week, and this fabric really did hit the mark.
It’s very fluid poly/spandex, but worked quite well in this pattern. I made the size 8/9 for Clare, which is the largest size that this pattern goes up to.
Sorry that the photos are a fraction blurry – light was fading rapidly when I snapped these photos. This tee is quite basic, but has some nice features. There are three pleats at the centre front, and a high-low hemline.
The sleeves are simply cut on, and there is a narrow neckband attached. I used the overlocker for most of the construction, with the machine to finish hems and top-stitch around the neckband with a simple zig-zag.
And of course, we made a matching headband! Clare is very happy with her new fluoro top and guess what – there is plenty of fabric left. Hmmm, am I too old to wear fluoro?