The “She’s a Real Sweetheart” Red Jersey Top
Fabric: 2m of Wool Jersey from an Op Shop
Patterns: Style 2788
Notions: Just thread
Time to complete: 5 hours
First worn: For the photos
Wear again?: Yes – easily
Total price: Under $10
This was another UFO. I got stuck on the tricky shoulders. It has sat unmade and unloved for months.
Even as I was getting the sleeves in (more gathering) the fit continued to look strange. I ended up taking a big chunk from the back (I didn’t bother with the zip – thanks Wool Jersey). This had the effect of hitching up the sleeve heads up into position. I think sometimes you just have to stay with things sometimes.
I really like the 40’s look of this top. I was watching my favorite childhood movie – Xanadu (1980) while I was sewing – I just love that whole 40’s/80’s mash up sequence.
I have run out of Ball Point Needles, so just used a normal needle to put it together. I hope I don’t find holes after I wash it.
I am pretty pleased with how it came out – I love wearing layers of wool in winter – so cozy and comfy and pretty with my new dress clips!
More on the dress clips and the Xanadu video over on my blog