I never feel like I’ve done my due diligence on a crafting project until I’ve photographed and blogged about it. So, here is my diligence on this project, from a super busy mama of a toddler.
This project would have been a ‘one afternoon’ project, except that I messed up the final hem and didn’t want to bother fixing it until this morning… otherwise, it’s been finished for over a month.
Let’s see… it’s McCalls 7390 and I made View B, though I wish I had made View A. It was a very easy pattern and I’m very happy with how it turned out. For the fabric, I used some unknown poly that I obtained from the massive going-out-of-business sale of Hancock’s Fabric. As an aside, I am devastated that they went out of business, as they were the only alternative to Joann Fabrics in our area. Not that I do tons of sewing these days, but they were the only place that I enjoyed going to for fabric and notions.
Anyway, this top currently fits well in my growing wardrobe for slightly looser fitted tops and blouses… partly to accommodate my post-baby body but also my preference these days. Fortunately, we’re managing to have much better self-care balance in our world – – sleep has SIGNIFICANTLY improved over the past month (on a normal night, I’m only getting up 1-2 times… which is a HUGE improvement) and have figured out some ways to more consistently incorporate exercise into my life. So, overall, I am feeling much better about myself and better physically than I have in well over a year. But I digress. This top rocks!
Apologies that these photos do not rock. I literally had two minutes to snap some photos, otherwise this would not have happened.
As for next projects, I am very excited about the Gemma Top by Made by Rae. Of course, Milo has already gotten his sticky hands on the pattern pages before I had a chance to cut and tape them together, so hopefully I’ll be able to sort them out and successfully make the top. Grandma is coming to town for a few weeks starting this weekend, so I’m hoping those extra helping hands might allow me to spend some time with my sewing machine.
Here is the little guy, walking along and feeling so proud of himself! He turns 12 months on Monday the 22nd, which blows my mind.