Still trying to use up some of the stash. This fabric was from the thrift shop in Sebastopol when they were having a half-off sale, so I paid about $1 per pound of fabric. Which isn’t very much. I thought this would look good as office wear with a black cardigan over it.
This pattern doesn’t have very many pieces so is quick to cut out. Notice that the fabric has large motifs, so I spent the most time trying to avoid unfortunate placement of the “bullseyes”. Time will tell whether or not that was successful. If that fails, wearing a cardigan over it is always a sure cure.
M did come over last evening to pick up the green top and try it on, and it fit nearly perfectly. It is a little more casual looking than New Look 6027, but certainly makes a great summer top. This yellow top will let the pattern do the talking, so I don’t need to embellish it at all except for the usual topstitching.
In garden news, my zinnias are blooming like crazy:
I ‘m trying to get some fall crops started and have some Swiss chard and some beet and cabbage seedlings trying to grow in the newest heat wave. They’re not planted out yet, so I can move them to the shade if I need to.