I tend to go in and out of this blogging thing. For years I used to keep a journal, and even with that there were times I was more consistent than others. Now that I’ve challenged myself to sew my clothes for 2018, I thought I would blog my makes as a way to remind myself of what I did and any modifications etc. End of June seems like a good time to start doing that! HA!!
So, this top isn’t the last thing I made… but it’s the thing I’ve been the most happy with and that’s saying a lot since I’ve been really happy with my makes lately. (finally!)
I think this makes me so happy is because it reminds me of my Memorial Day weekend in Victoria, B.C. with my friend Jennifer. We had to much fun!
While in Victoria we did our own walking tour of the downtown area, stopping in to see the Empress Hotel, Totum poles and even walking along the waters edge – before heading out for a whale watching tour.
Whale watching was amazing! We saw 3 humpback whales, two adults and one younger. They bobbed along and once in a while we would see a tail come up out of the water – which was very exciting – but not as exciting as seeing them breach! (photo taken using my iPhone7+)
The next day we walked around Buchart Gardens (amazingly beautiful) and visted the China town district.
And afterwards did a little shopping at Fabric Land where I purchased this beautiful aqua and black polyester crepe fabric.
Of course I had no idea what I would make with it, but it was just too pretty to pass up. I purchased two meters of it thinking it would be enough to make a top of some sort.
After I got back I decided to make Simplicity 8138, mainly because I already had the pattern in my stash, and I really wanted to sew something I could wear during the warmer weather we were having at the time.
I combined view B and view C. I liked the ties, but not the slit on the sides of view B. And I liked the flare of view C. I’m really happy with the way it turned out and I didn’t have any modifications other than my standard lengthening. I’ve worn it a couple of times in the past few weeks and each time it reminds me of that weekend in Victoria. Good times, Good times.
Till next time!