Did I miss the Pendrell craze? I haven't seen too many of these on other sewing blogs but I figure there must have been a craze because the pattern is rad. Princess seams, cute shoulder ruffles and no zips or buttons - what a winner. Perfect for using up the pretty cottons cluttering up my stash.
Pattern: Sewaholic Pendrell
Fabric: Stolen from sister's stash, meaning it will probably become hers once she's home. I love the vintage look, something Nana Button would have picked out.
Alterations: I added extra ease to the front panels and side seams (see below) to cover my post partum pouch and to make nursing easier.
See, covers the bumpy bits... or perhaps photo blur is always flattering. BTW I actually made this top before Baby Button arrived, so I had something nice to wear that wasn't maternity. Not much sewing has been done since. I am, in fact, typing with one hand.
I'm sure you were all as obsessed by The Great British Sewing Bee as I was. Did you hear Ann say she never made up the same pattern twice! This will never be the case for me (well unless the pattern ends up sucking), especially this top. I reckon I could have 10 different versions of this. Now if only I had a spare minute to do that.