Mr B and I wanted to have a little holiday before hitting the third trimester, while I’m feeling reasonably well; gearing up for the roller-coaster-slide to the due date. I fancied a few days at the seaside, so we pitched up at lovely Ventnor on the Isle of Wight:
I finished this top just in time to chuck it in the suitcase. The pattern’s a vintage one from 1979, which came home for free from April’s epic V&A meetup – thankyou, anonymous swap contributor!
Check out that classy velvet number, accessorised with side ponytail! Normally I would have looked right past this one, but it’s a loose stretch knit with a belted waist, which makes big waves on my maternity sewing radar. Plus, the yellow version actually looks super-cute (sort of 1970s does 40s homage?)
The stripy stuff came from this Dorothy Perkins vest top, £1.50 from the local Barnardos. I had a go at wearing it as-is, but the fabric is really flimsy and those white sections are almost see-through: much too high-maintenance. Instead, there was just enough room to cut the four collar pieces.
The blue fabric has been sitting in my stash for a few years, so all I needed to buy was some knit interfacing. Yep, knit interfacing – REVELATION. I have something of a crush on interfacing generally – it just makes fabric pieces so beautiful and crisp and mmm. And you can get it for knits as well? How did I not know already?!
For what’s essentially a baggy t-shirt, I think the collar and gathered sleeves really notch it up a level. Wouldn’t it make a good work outfit in a nice jersey fabric?