|Bento Tee (Liesl & Co)|
|Beats a ham sandwich & a packet of crisps.|
Not sure my sons would appreciate this.
I chose to make the sweatshirt version with the front pockets and I made it with a maroon coloured merino from newzealandmerinosandfabrics.co.nz. The fabric is really cosy with a loopback finish on the inside, what better for one of the first cold days of autumn. These patterns are all pdf and are laid out in a really easy way. Rather than having a million sheets taped together the entire length and breadth of your front room, these are arranged so that you tape just enough at a time for each pattern piece. Genius! The pattern itself is very straightforward and the instructions make it very simple.
The pockets are a nice detail on this top, just big enough for your ipod, some money, key or whatever. I shortened the top by 1 3/4 inches and for some strange reason the sleeves were incredibly long, I don't think I have overly short arms, maybe they are longer to be turned back, anyway I reduced the length of mine by 2 inches. The shoulders on this style are dropped, probably would look better on someone with a narrower frame than myself, but I like it anyway.
I wore it with jersey trousers in these photos, but I think it would also look well with a straight skirt and, of course, the Girl Friday culottes. They are on my sewing table at the moment, I hope to finish them soon. (hope I have made the right size)
|First time using double pointed needles.|
Will leave you with a photo of the autumnal full moon. Til next time.