Because I usually work over Christmas, the actual day has to move. So this year I’m working and today is Christmas. I will cook ham, potatoes savoyard, corn casserole (corrections: 1/4 cup melted butter and bake in an 8″ square glass pan), green beans and a hint of green salad. Kind of more work than I’d like but it’s the only way I’m getting any Christmas dinner.
Before I begin peeling potatoes, let me finally show you my completed top. This is a super easy batwing top with extra long sleeves that are meant to be pushed up (Burda 12-2013-128B). I used some black cotton jersey with a foiled tiny dot thing happening. A bit of shine, but not bling-y. I’m not blingy. Pattern Review here.
What can I say about this top? It’s a super easy top, comfortable to wear and took less than 2 hours start to finish. I made most of the top on my overlocker. I added 3/8″ seam allowances to the pattern in anticipation of overlocking the whole project. Easy. I twin needled the neck and cuff seams to the body to keep them flat and twin needled the hem at 1″. Done and dusted!
I may make a few more of these, probably changing the cuff to not have it be extra long or even make elbow sleeves for a warmer weather top. If I make as many of these as I did/do of the Renfew top, and that’s saying something.
Merry Christmas friends! I hope you all enjoy yourselves on the day and in the manner of your choosing.