Having completed the colourful Autumn Leaves ‘Jane’ pinafore dress I knew that I now needed to add some plain long sleeved tops to my wardrobe to wear in the coming colder months. I decided to make the ‘Freya’ pattern from Tilly and the Buttons book ‘Stretch’ as although I like a collar, currently I prefer the cowl neck as it is not so restrictive around my neck. I would choose colours to pick up on those in the print of the pinafore dress and for which I also have coordinating opaque tights.
I browsed the internet and purchased the following:-
Freya #4 – 2 metres of the Plum Viscose Jersey was bought from an ebay seller ‘vegatextiles’ for £8.98.
Freya#5 – 2 metres Maroon Viscose jersey was also bought from an ebay seller ‘pepe_monty’ for £10.00.
I have a traced copy of the Freya pattern in my size with alterations for my short arms and less than ‘hourglass’ figure. Cutting out and construction takes just over one hour (provided I don’t have any interruptions!) thus after two afternoons I had completed both tops.
I have some fabric left over from these two makes for colour blocking, plus a few more lengths of jersey for long sleeved tops but dressmaking will soon be temporarily suspended whilst I concentrate on Christmas gift-making.
Projects #79 + 80 completed 23rd November 2021