Patten: Sencha from Colette Pattens
Fabric: 1m of Mystery Green polyblend fabric
Yes I am quoting Kelly Clarkson (SINCE you been gone. Check THAT English out). I have been gone for quite a while. But do not fret, look, a top.
My second Sencha from Colette Patterns, I made version 1 again, but this time drafted a peter pan collar with lace trim and used 5 buttons instead of four (more back aerobics for me hurruah). Seriously sometimes I completely understand women who had dressers ‘back in the day’. My back can only contort so much before I realize I may actually have to go out in public with some of my bits on display. Oh the horror.
I really love this pattern. I think it is so versatile and looks so varied with different fabric and button combinations. This top looks both dressy and more relaxed, depending on whether I wear it untucked or tucked in. This time I chose to use this very odd green fabric I found at an op shop, it looks like cord on one side and is really silky on the other (the side I used). I think it’s a synthetic blend of some sort, I’ve had no issues with washing it so far so it is a champ in my mind. The lace was from my MASSIVE stash my Nan gave me, and the buttons are from a pile I brought from my local op shop last year. So that’s kind of stash busting…right?
I’m between a Colette Size 2 and 4 and I think I made this shirt a smidge too tight, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing 5 times since I made it (OUTFIT REPEATER OUTFIT REPEATER). I had originally made it a size four but when I was fitting it, it was quite big so I pulled it in a bit. A bit too much but shhhh, and at least it makes me think twice before I have that second serving of cake.
I have actually already made ANOTHER sencha, a knit one, without closures (hello two hour top). If you are reading this and you don’t have a Sencha pattern, I think you should get one IMMEDIETELY, its one that you’ll want to make over and over again.
These photos were brought to you by my camera’s self timer. Be not afraid of pressing the button, running to approximately where its pointed and posing for the obligatory 10secs before you run back and realize you counted wrong and have instead caught yourself in flight. With a very odd face. This is what the delete button is for.
Have a good day, Bry xo