Other than my Burda trousers, I have been sewing a a summer top. I am currently not sure whether I will be able to wear it this summer or not!
I had great plans to sew it up in time to enter it in MadebyRae's Spring Top Sewalong 2012. As with most things, life got in the way - Easter holidays, family at home, taking on a new allotment, choice of material etc, etc.
It is still not quite finished. It is quite a simple top, but given my choice of material, everything has been a bit more complicated than it would otherwise.
All the seams are French seams. I was planning to do french seams on the armhole aswell, but when I read Sarai's instruction's for the Taffy blouse in the Colette Sewing Handbook, it said that french seamed armholes need to be done before the side seams.... I was not about to rip out my lovely seams so I'm not sure what to do there yet. I have sewn all the seams with tissue as a backing to make it go throught the machine a bit more easily. There will be a bit of hand sewing to do to finish it off, as I don't think the fabric will take top stitching.
I had a sinking feeling the other day as the hail battered the windows and the wind whistled round the house, that I wouldn't actually like the top when it was done. With some trepidation I tried it on and was very pleased with it - phew! Now I need to finish it and we need to have some summery weather!