I've been meaning to make this top for a couple of weeks now. I was waiting to buy it locally but it seems that our local boutique wasn't going to put in an order for quite a while. So, I ended up buying at PatternReview.com. Then I was in Hawaii (photos coming soon!). I got back Monday at 6:30am, hopped off the plane, took a shower, and headed to work. Needless to say that Monday was grueling. Tuesday I woke up with double pink-eye (yea!) and headed to school again. I would have stayed home but I had already missed a week of school and I had a herd of administrators in my room for some observation-thing. They weren't observing me, per se, they were watching a hands-on science class, or whatever. I was volunteered by my principal ("You'd love to do it, right Dawn?") so I kinda had to be there.
Any-whooz-its, I finally made it up and it's another winner. Here's the pattern cover for the fifteen of you who don't already own the pattern.
Here's the "I have pink-eye and feel like shit" picture. Have you guys noticed that my shoulders seem wider or something lately? Remember this dress? It seems just a bit narrow for me too. It may be that I just have it pulled funny but it's odd to have this same thing happen twice like this. I'm pretty sure that my shoulders have not widened by an inch in the last month. I'm not lifting right now and have been running quite a bit. That makes me thinner not thicker. Weird. Anyway, it's another Jalie winner. This is left-over fabric from this other Jalie top.
Here's a close-up of the buckle I used. This is actually a plastic backpacking buckle. Funny, eh? I quite like it though. I'll make more of these. I like the buckle version. I need to make it in a solid next.
Next up? I have the Jalie cardigan all traced off and I have the perfect fabric. I may try to cut it out tonight and sew it up tomorrow.