New pattern alert!
Another new pattern from Marisa of mlmpatrons.
I was so happy I was asked to test another one of Marisas patterns. This one is called L’impatiente. Its a quick and easy sew! Love wearing it with slim or skinny jeans. I don’t have to worry about holding my tummy in! Its turned into bit of a weekend top for me, cosy and comfy but I feel a bit more dressed and tidy that if i was just wearing a t-shirt.
Sewing wise it is fairly simple, perhaps not for a beginner but I think most would cope with the gathers and the setting of the sleeves. Talking of sleeves you can have them any length you want, I went for long and actually just roll them up. You really need a soft supple flowing fabric for this top so that it skims over you rather than sticking out over your bust!
L’impatiente, photo bombed by boy and blue balloon!
I think I will make more of this pattern when I come across more fabric and I can see perhaps some summer tops next year! By the way its a pdf and just 5 euros! Bargain!
Its a lovely pattern and if anyone fancies a go and needs help to decipher the french instructions (that are good by the way) into English give me a shout!
Seems like ages ago now, I think just a couple of weeks. I made a another skirt from mlm patrons, the Audacieuse. I already had the piece of wool remnant in my stash and immediately I came across it I knew it was destined to be another little button down skirt. My first tester skirt was made of dotty needle cord.
l’audacieuse number 2
I think Marisa (mlmpatrons) had altered the pattern slightly from the original that i tested, i decided to go down a size this time to match my measurements better. I did still take it in a little at the sides. Other than that it was a straight forward make. I might if I get round to it put in a little lining as sometimes it the fabric gets stuck on my tights or leggings.
Ooo, and also i used a walking foot for the first time because the wool was stretching out. it made a massive difference. I don’t know if you can see on this picture or not, the right side was the walking foot!
walking foot used on one side, normal on the other
I am happy with the result and i reckon it will get lots of wear. Theres a little stripe of blue in the fabric that i can match my top half to. Happy!
This pattern is in French but if anyone fancies trying it I can help you translate the instructions!