Do you like my new earrings? I bought them from the shop at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow here.
Birds, yes. Cute, aren't they?
Yes, I like it too. It's the Renfrew pattern from Sewaholic, don't you know?
Yes, I made it myself - you'd never know would you?
You want me turn around?
Yes, as I was saying, I made it myself. I actually cut it out on Friday evening even though I had a migraine coming on and I had that funny aura thing messing up my vision - do you ever get that? Anyway, it's amazing I got it cut out without any problems, even though it was way past bedtime and I was desperate for a painkiller and to go to sleep...
It's what? Squint you say?
But... but all the stripes match perfectly down the side seams!
And anyway...asymmetry is all the rage this year, darling!
And anyway, you're forgetting that I live in Aberdeenshire where the sun don't shine (very often)!
Ha! I have the perfect solution...
It covers up the VPL in the Portfolio pants too!
Pattern: Renfrew top by Sewaholic, size 2.
Fabric: 1 metre "cotton" striped jersey from Mandors in Glasgow for £9.99. It is a knitted stripe, so there was absolutely nothing that could possibly go wrong in matching it up...
I almost melted the first seam when I pressed it - so it isn't quite as "cotton" as I thought.
The indigo stripes are tougher than the grey marl ones, which made for an interesting sewing experience: new needle required at the outset.
Despite that, I love the colour and it is wonderfully soft.
Dash and tarnation!
So near and yet so far...