I'm not ashamed to admit I was indulging in a wee bit of royal baby fever while making this top. I had the live coverage of Prince George being brought home from the hospital going on my laptop in the background and now this shirt is infused with royal excitement and goodness. That's why I'm so happy:
Well, also because of how much I love this top really. A new royal baby and a new bias-cut top combine, a happy Jenny to make. I got this fabric from my mom's stash at home over Christmas; I believe my grandma had used it to make some clothes for me as a baby, and the Singer machine that I have now used to belong to that wonderful sweet lady. So, that's what I call the Cycle of Loveliness. Something about babies, re-using stuff, and all things old being new again.
This top is essentially the same thing as this one, this one and this one. Some would call this boring/lazy. Well screw them! This design is perfect and you know it. ;) It's comfy, easy, and [best of all] does not require the sewing-on of any sleeves. What do you think: lazy and dull or genius and inspired? I have worn it a probably-inappropriate amount of times already (remember, the wee royal babe is not that old), but that's nobody's business, really.
As usual, there is so very much going on in this neck of the woods, as I've willingly entered into what will be a 24-day stretch of working every.single.day. But such is life.
P.S. crafty friends, I finally bit the bullet and joined pinterest. And, as usual, I'm blissfully unaware of what's going on in the protocol department. Is it ok to pin lots of things that I've made myself? Is that tacky? Do I follow boards? Or individual people? Or categories? Do people become 'friends'? What to dooooo?