I recently spent an evening with my aunt, uncle, and cousin who I don't get to see very often. My aunt came bearing gifts in the form of three giant boxes of old fabric. About a third of it was definitely not my style and has already been donated. About a third I'll hold onto for a while in case inspiration strikes, but doesn't make me itch to get out my scissors. In the last third was this sweet strawberried fabric. A family reunion top born of a family reunion. Lovely.
I really like this pattern and will definitely make it again. It was a nice challenge without being too much work. And, of course, the instructions were as clear as day (although I do admit to taking a couple shortcuts...I'm only so particular about certain details).
The only problem I came across really, other than being disappointed that my choice of print kind of hides some of the detail, was with my interfacing. I grabbed a piece I had on hand that was of unknown age and origin. It it a bit too stiff, and did something funky to my facing when I ironed it on. It's not so bad she can't wear it, though, and I'm hoping it'll soften up a little once it gets washed a couple times.
Today's distraction of choice was my phone. It may clash with her navy top but looky looky - she stood on her mark! Whatever works.
Oh - and those pants are getting a post of their own next week. And probably a fraternal twin.