Saturday, 23 December 2017

A sparkly top for Christmas



This year I wanted to make a few festive pieces to wear during our Christmas holidays at home. We're having two weeks off so there's plenty of time for baking, knitting, watching movies, sitting by the fire or going out to meet with family and friends. The velvet dress I made for my recent birthday will be fine for Christmas Day and the black jacquard dress I made a few years ago is a good back up in case there's a kitchen accident involving cranberry sauce or red wine. Which is not unlikely to happen to me. (This afternoon I made a spectacle of myself by flying through the supermarket, shopping cart and all, when I slipped on an avocado someone had dropped on the floor. So you get the picture, I need clothes that wash well)

A few years ago I bought some sparkly knit fabric that looked perfect for a festive sweater. It was just enough to make a Deer and Doe Plantain shirt with three quarter length sleeves. I had made this pattern before and it was a straight forward make. In fact it took me longer to de-sparkle the house after cutting this fabric than it took me to sew! When I tried it on I discovered the fabric was more scratchy than I thought. I used black cotton jersey from my stash to make a short sleeved Plantain to wear underneath. Problem solved.




Well the weather outside is frightful, but the tree is so delightful...




Bad light, but the best head to toe shot I have. And bonus sleeping dog ;)

To keep up with the tree theme I went outside and posed in front of my favourite beech tree.




I think this top is too sparkly for daylight. I like it better in candlelight conditions!




Merry Christmas everyone!

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    1. Thank you Faye! It's a real TNT pattern for me.

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  2. You look beautiful! Do I need to check out this pattern? :) Happy Holidays!!!

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    1. Thank you! Its a free download, so why not? It is fitted in the shoulders and flares at the hips. I think I'm filling up quite a bit of the flare, but I like the fit of all four tops I've made from this pattern.

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  3. Merry Christmas Marianne and I wish you an incident free day in the kitchen on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Enjoy wearing your beautiful sparkly top.

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    1. Thank you Marjorie. I hope I've had my share of incidents when I made that salto, witnessed by half of the village! May the kitchen be a safer place!

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  4. I agree, this is a top by candlelight only! Merry Christmas

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    1. Thank you! I haven't done a burn test but I think it's best to keep away from open fire. Don't think this type of fluff is a natural fiber ;)

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  5. Lovely top and trees! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you. The Nordmann is keeping up well this year. A Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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  6. Well, I'm in my jammies, having succumbed to too much work and a little case of bronchitus. Your sparkly top looks gorgeous, I can't even tell that you have a shell underneath.
    Merry Christmas!

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  7. Perfect holiday top, looks great! Merry Christmas!

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