Paolina no 5 – Tutti Fruity Raspberry & Lime Polka Dots

At a stretch you could say that most of my recent makes have been on a fruity theme. There was the Paolina no 2 which was a Yellow – not quite Banana – more Peach, no 3 was Lime and now no 5 is in Raspberry and Lime.

The fabric is a Cotton jersey purchased from the sale lines at New Threads Quilt Shop. Just £5 per metre and one metre is sufficient to make the top complete with shaped hem. It is long enough to tuck into skirts or leave over the top of jeans and cut offs.

Having learned my lesson with the Ditsy Blue Floral print cotton jersey, this fabric was pre-washed which unfortunately means that it is not now quite as soft as it was when originally purchased, but is still comfortable to wear.

another successful neckband

Again I pressed the neck band prior to pinning and stitching to the neckline. I also pressed the shaped hem prior to stitching with the twin needle.

As you will know from this blog, I am no shrinking violet when it comes to colours and prints. This fabric also comes in Raspberry and Lime narrow stripes. I have bought another metre of that design and whilst the overlocker is threaded up with matching thread, will ‘run up’ Paolina no 6.

I am delighted with the Polka dot top and I think it will look great worn with White jeans or capris when the warm, sunny weather returns.