Perhaps I'm slightly late getting on board the emerald green Pantone colour of last season, but let's throw caution to the wind and the sparkly water. What better than a fresh dollop of green for spring? I found this green and beige stripy knit fabric and matching plain green in Textile Traders recently. I think it was only about $5/m in the sale. I bought a bit of each and some in red stripes too - not sure what to make with that yet. I had this t-shirt in the back of my mind when I bought the fabric and, on closer inspection when I got home, it did seem that it would work in two fabrics.
|Burdastyle 06/2013 #113|
I changed the direction of the stripes on the sleeves, just for fun and because the two-way stretch of the fabric allowed it. In retrospect I'm not sure I love the vertical stripes on the sleeve, but they're ok. I added cuffs to the sleeves, which weren't in the pattern, just to balance the colours. I also lowered the neckline.
This was a quick and simple top to make. I used Burda size 38 and ended up taking the seams out to the edge of the seam allowance in the tummy area as I just don't need stripey bulges around there.
These pictures were taken in the morning at Peppermint Grove in Perth, WA, a very pretty suburb with the river on one side and the sea on the other. This is the river side. I met my parents there for a coffee and a long walk admiring the views and the houses. It was the first warm day for a while and we saw our first snake of the season - luckily only a baby! I'm not sure what species it was, but it would have been poisonous. And look at me living dangerously in my sandals. We're a tough lot over here.
No snake pictures I'm afraid, I was too busy keeping Truffle away from it. I don't think he even noticed, he was having too much fun.