I bought this a while ago, I’m a sucker for spots. It’s really quite unflattering on my figure though as it has pleats back and front, and adds a lot of bulk to already bulky places. I really ought to have tried a size down but I didn’t, so have to live with it. It needs a tucked-in top too and that is even more lumps and bumps. I just hope people know I’m not this weird shape underneath, haha!
I found this pink polo in a drawer, don’t even remember buying it and don’t think I’ve worn it. It was XL, very boxy, so I attacked it with the sewing machine this morning and managed to do my first ever alteration, exciting! I just took it in from under the sleeve which makes it look a bit odd around the bustline but then my bustline is odd so I can’t hope for too much in the first place 😉 I see on the photo it needs a good iron after being stuffed into the machine but overall a success I think. Hopefully I will find lots more things I can nip/tuck/alter a bit and save some money this summer on clothes I already own.
So far I’ve managed to make my little girl a couple of pairs of jersey trousers with a free pattern from FleeceFun – ideal for a complete novice like me. I was terrified, especially since the lady in the fabric store sucked in through her teeth when I told her I was a beginner looking for some jersey fabric… apparently it’s a no-no, too slippy. But all went well. The second pair were better than the first, that has to be said, all good experience though. I’ve also managed to do a cute little appliqué on an old polo for my girl – made a pair of flip-flop shapes by tracing around her shoes with some leftover fabric from the trousers. I’d post a photo but she has carted off the polo to goodness knows where and I can’t find it. Perhaps tomorrow!
Polo: Target, old – taken in to fit by yours truly, yay!