Craft, stitchin' and sustainable living

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blue and green should never be seen*

*but I've always been a rule-breaker

I promised that I would show you what I did with the vintage green fabric from my Nana's stash, and so here it is...

This is a batwing top based on this Burdastyle pattern. Boyfriend and I are heading off on holiday soon, and I thought this would be a nice light summery (yes! we're going somewhere where it's summer!) top to pack and wear.

I was a bit unsure how to cut the pattern from the fabric to make the most of the print, but I think I did pretty well.

The top came out HUGE. I know it's meant to be big and roomy, but this was actually massive. I took it in quite a lot and I'm still swimming in it. I also learnt that v-neck binding can be quite fiddley, but I finally got it in the end (plus, I've now got another technique to add to my repertoire).

I'm not totally sure if the oversize look suits me, but it seems to go ok with a pair of jeans, and is also nice with the belt.

What do you think?


  1. Love it! I really do, it looks so comfortable, yet flattering. Have a wonderful holiday!

  2. Looks great and being green is always good with me

  3. It looks fab! Great style and colour! Makes me yearn for the sunshine (Tasmania is cold cold cold). I am always so precious with special fabric. I spend so much time worrying I'll waste it and make something hideous, I never get to use it.