Up in the air

Those of you who follow me on social medias (mostly Instagram) might know that past months were quite intense. I graduated from high school, had my final exams (and passed everything), traveled few times. Basically a lot of things happened and I couldn't find time to sew. With a broken heart I watched makes of other, very talented sewists and planned what I will sew when I'm finally able to reunite with my sewing machine. In the meantime I ordered few things from miekkie.com and decided to use a beautiful cotton with metallic birds from their "Up up and away" collection for my comeback project.

I originally ordered this fabric specifically for pattern #127 from Burda Magazine 2/2015, but when it arrived I decided to do a simple off the shoulder top. I didn't had to use any pattern. I've cut out 4 rectangles (front, back and two sleeves) and with few measurements created parts of the armholes. All I had to do is sew side and sleeve seams, attach the sleeves, create a tunnel on a neckline for an elastic and finish the hems. I couldn't decide whether I should do a regular hem, or finish it with a bias binding. My Instagram followers were very helpful (thank you once again!) and with their decision I finished my top with golden bias binding to match metalic birds on the fabric. Sewing this top was exactly what I needed. Fabric is very easy to work with, top was quick to make thanks to not complicated cut.

Quick side note - you may experience some technical difficulties with my page this week. We're changing a lot of things. Sorry in advance. But it'll be worth it!

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