I am the owner of an errant toddler and the wife of a shift worker. This leaves me with very specific windows of time when I can sew.
I can’t sew when the toddler is conscious – that’s like wrestling 100 grumpy (and slippery) eels into a small bag.
I also try not to sew when the husband is around – seems a bit antisocial to ignore him when I see him so little. Unless Formula 1 is on of course. Then I’m entitled to do as I damn well please because there is sod all chance of him noticing I’m around let alone alive if cars are whooshing round a track making neooooooowwwwww noises.
This means I tend to sew on evenings when my husband is at work and when the child is in bed and I’m effectively house-bound. This means you’ll see certain bursts of creativity from me – generally on a 5 week rotation thanks to Police Scotland!
Last week was one of those bursts. I was hankering after a fun top for going out and had this yellow polyester type fabric left over from my blazer. I also had a stash of black lace left over from a Christmas party dress. And so the two came together quite nicely.
For once I was relatively patient when pinning and sewing the lace on – I think I’ve got it pretty neatly done. I even bothered to change my bobbin thread colour so the inside looks decent. This is an old favourite Simplicity pattern – the only adjustments I made was to ditch the back zip, make the neckline a bit deeper and to use bias binding on the arm holes rather than a facing.
I rather like it – I like it even more because it kept me amused for an entire evening.