Saturday, July 12, 2014

Catching Up and Sunny

I had such plans!  After getting through first term and settling into a routine with school and life I was going to jump right back onto this thing and blog my little heart out.  Yeah, not so much.  Turns out I am only capable of being motivated in one aspect of my life at any given time, and it looks like school is the winner of the motivational jackpot.

Learning is awesome, this semester had made me absolutely certain that this is what I need to be doing with my life right now.  With long days and a long commute, time with Darron and the kids becomes my highest priority so personal sewing hangs pretty low on my list.  That's not to say I haven't made anything lately.  There were those bridesmaid dresses I keep talking about but haven't shown you yet, and I'll sort out some photos of my school stuff eventually too, but I have still managed to make some stuff.

Like this Sunny!  At the start of the year I bought a bunch of top patterns from Style Arc, this is the second of that lot that I've made.   

This was super quick to make.  All up it took about hour to run it up on the overlocker, then twin needle for the hem and sleeves.  I used a teal mid weight drapey cotton/acrylic knit I've had sitting around for a couple of years and it was perfect for this pattern.  Its soft and warm without being bulky.

The cocoon shape is a new one for me, and I must say I'm glad I tried it out.  It is a seriously comfortable top, casual without being sloppy.  I'd like to make one in a heavier weight fabric but i'm a bit concerned that with too much body it might turn out like a big round bubble, which is not the look I'm after.

This top filled a gap in my wardrobe for nice casual layering pieces and has been on regular rotation since I made it.  You can see my seamstress necklace properly in that last shot too.  It was a gift from my parents, its the cutest thing, the tiny spool of thread is so sweet!

Pattern: Sunny from Style Arc (Size 12)


  1. So happy to hear study is going well for you! It's wonderful when you find that thing that is exactly right for you at the perfect time in your life!

    Sunny looks supremely wearable and stylish. I'd make more :-)

  2. Great to hear that your study is going well and completely understand what you are saying regarding prioritising other things. Anyway, I do love this jumper and has made me think about putting this on my to sew list. Great colour for you too btw.

    1. Thank you. I love this colour so much, I want to work more of it into my wardrobe.