I'm not sure I like it very much - I like the concept, but just not on me. The jersey I used has turned out to be a bit fragile, and where I have joined a sleeve section I have a hole forming. Also after a days wear, I have a hole in the front, about where my jeans waistband and belt sit. Not what you want to find in a brand new make.
It was quite comforatble to wear, although the shoulder that I fiddled with continued to fall off my shoulder thoughout the day. It wasn't too annoying most of the time as I was wearing it under a cardi, but when I took the cardi off, there was a certain amount of wriggling to keep my shoulder and bra strap under cover.
I made this almost entirely with my overlocker (serger). Only the hems were sewn on my normal machine, with a regular zigzag stitch. I keep wondering about getting a twin needle for my machine - if I keep sewing with jersey I might look into it further. Given that my machine is 14 years old, I'm not at all sure they exist.
The top survived the wash - I wasn't sure this would be the case given the couple of holes I mentioned. However I haven't worn it since. I got it out to put on the other day, but couldn't bring myself to wear it. I may try to recycle the fabric for a summer top.
|I put my arms on upside down today!|