The scatty sewer

A scatty sewers journey through the world of sewing

Bella sunshine blog tour

on August 7, 2018

Perfect Summer top for the heat wave

With the heat wave we’ve had in the UK the last thing I wanted to do was sit at a sewing machine making clothes, but needing new tops for special events in the summer you just don’t have a choice, so I waited until it was 9pm before I started sewing as it was ever so slightly cooler ( 23 degrees is usually the mid day temperature in the UK, so having it that temperature in the evening was something were not used too).

Being asked to be part of the Bella Sunshine Summer blog tour is such an honour and the other participants have made some absolutely amazing things, check them out here

I had some lovely poppy fabric bought from Pink Scissors Fabric and you know when you just know what pattern will match the fabric well I just knew the Sahara top by Bella Sunshine patterns would be perfect. The pattern is so straight forward, even a beginner would be able to easily sew this up. I think from pinning to wearing it only took me an hour! Totally brilliant, because in this weather you need to have something that means you only need to spend an hour at the pedal.

And here is the result:

The fit is perfect BTW, usually i have to add a little more for my large back, but I didn’t need too and the fit as you can see is spot on. Im a UK size 16 (40′ bust) and it hits underneath perfectly and the peplum is bang on, brilliant!

As I said in my last blog Im moving and so i wore the Sahara to pack up some of my things into the car, the sahara is so comfy and versatile and I felt like I was smartly dressed, Im one of those people that even if Im painting or cleaning I have to look tidy incase someone comes to the door 🙂

If you haven’t already downloaded the Sahara top then do its a lovely pattern and I have yet to try out the dress version, that will happen after the move when I have my sewing room sorted. Cant wait for the move to be all over and I can show you all my new sewing room, its going to be huge!

Check out the rest of the blog tour here:

Monday: Sew CucioInspinrationIt’s Liesel

Tuesday: Big fly notionsSew4fiveStitched by Jennie

Wednesday: Hazelnut HandmadeCross Stitches custom clothingTurtle Trax Too

Thursday: Jot DesignsBloomingskiesNathalie’s needle

Friday: The bear and pea atelier The Scatty sewerSew Haute Blog

Happy scatty sewing

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