Before I embark on the experimentation of Breton-style tops I received a parcel of some jersey fabrics from Rainbow Fabrics of Kilburn. It included 4 metres x 150cms wide of Baby Pink cotton jersey fabric but charged for only 3 at £3.19 per metre due to the damaged end of the roll. I had originally intended to make pyjama bottoms but with this extra fabric could not resist another Freya.
Once the fabric had been pre-washed, it was a little like ‘herding cats’ trying to lay out this vast amount and cut out the pattern. In the end, by cutting off in shorter lengths I managed to succeed!
This top takes around 1 hour to make up using mostly the overlocker with just a little sewing machine basting for the collar and cuffs.
This has turned out to be an ideal top for underneath my pinafore dresses but due to the fine structure of the fabric I will not feel comfortable wearing as an outer layer. Still onwards and upwards…
That’s it for Freyas for the time being – now to try the Breton-style tops.
Project #10 completed 4th February 2021