Paola no 6 Front view
Yes, I know – yet another Paola – but know that I am now in the final furlong of making this particular top as a Polo neck I have ideas for a hack! I can shorten the sleeves and make a scoop neckline so when that happens I shall call the design Paulina. For now I will re-cap on the alterations that I have made to the pattern so that it is exactly as I require it (for now). Firstly I have reduced the depth of the collar by 2 inches, the sleeves are also reduced in length by 2 inches but the body has been extended by 3 inches.
The fabric for this iteration came from the Salisbury branch of Franklins at £4.95/metre but less 10% discount so by using 1.5 metres, this top has cost the grand total of £6.66. I cannot remember the fibre composition but it has a slight nap and is lovely warm and cosy, just right for the March winds! The print in Autumnal shades has a Pucci-esque feel and I ‘warmed’ to it the moment I saw it on the rack. The only other comment I would make is that I wish I had been a little more careful and noted the print placement but as it happens there is no glaring ‘mishap’ over the bust but I could do without the partial ‘target’ over my tummy!
Paola no 6 Rear view