I have now christened 2013 The Year Of Cake. This follows hot on the heels of my posthumously christened 2012, The Year Of Frosting. In case you have not been reading many sewing blogs lately, please check Clio’s explanation of her Frosting Diet.
I found this fabric in my attic when I was getting the Christmas decorations out. According to the tag, it came from the remnant table at B&J fabrics. It has been at least 10 years since B&J had a remnant table, so it’s not a surprise that I don’t remember purchasing this fabric. It’s kind of an un-inspiring color, but I just love the weave. It is almost certainly 100% wool, and I thought it would make a nice winter top.
I was going to use the Sewing Workshop Teagarden T Pattern, but when I laid it out on the fabric, I saw that the pattern is a huge fabric hog, and I did not have nearly enough yardage. But as I was looking through my pattern stash, I came across Vogue 8529. It’s a dress pattern, but it was easy enough to cut it off at hip length and round the edges at the sides. I switched the zipper from the center back to the side, opening at the hem. I like this pattern because of the interesting neckline, as well as the interesting sleeve treatment in the back. I dislike patterns where all the interest is in the front, and appreciate that the lines continue to the back of this one.
I underlined the wool with a lightweight silk twill to make it more comfortable to wear.
One thing about this top. It must be worn with a pin, as above. The neckline does not behave unless beaten into submission.
I have some hot pink trousers, and I think this mossy green color will look nice with them.