This is Cake Patterns, Hummingbird. Part Duex. And it still ain’t perfect. I love the smaller size (though I washed and dried the first one and now it’s perfect!!) but I’m still struggling to get my seam line at the perfect height.
Orange Koi 100% cotton knit from Brooklyn General in Brooklyn, NYC (obviously)
Notions: None, unless we’re counting thread
Pantone Challenge colors: Koi
Time to complete: A few (very rushed) hours
First worn: Today, to snap last minute pics
Wear again? Fo’ Sho’!!
Total Cost: $7-8, I guess. Brooklyn General had a sale on and I can’t remember the price per yard.
I couldn’t find my instructions, which makes it impossible to confirm if I attached the peplum properly. That rogue pleat makes me think, not.
The problem is, this wasn’t my first, second or even third choice for my Sew Weekly Reunion project (this fabric turned out to be an AWFUL one for pinning and stitching darts) and the difficult time I had with it tells me that the top knew it, too. It’s still full of little pulls and wrinkles and tugs that I’d get fussy about if this top wasn’t still an awesomely orange addition to my black and white filled wardrobe ;)
I like that it looks good belted.
And it’s great with pants or skirts.
But the BEST part was reconnecting, if only briefly, with the Sew Weekly gang!!