Advice had been to cut a size larger than I am as the pattern comes up small, so I went to a 14 instead of a 12. The instructions were self explanatory and I didn't have any problems until I came to sew the bias on the neckline, and after a number of efforts, realised I'd used the armhole piece instead and that's why it didn't fit properly!!!!!
As usual, the zip and I fell out big style. I need to learn to sew a zip properly. I make it up, I do it wrong. I get it in, in the end, but it takes hours and hours!!!!!!
So here it is, ta-dah! It does fit, but the neckline isn't as close fitting as I had hoped it would be. I don't know if this is the style of the top, because I went up a size, or did something wrong. Not sure how to rectify it at the mo.
I did wear it on Sunday though and it was fine. So I'm pleased. Just took me a long time to complete! I'm not sure I'm going to tackle the dress until I can sort the neckline out though, so bear with me on that one!
I did make a cake to go with the top-wearing though. I used Lisa Faulkner's chocolate cake recipe and then finished it off with kit kats and m&ms. There is still half left if anyone wants some?!
My tiny owl knits cowl is on the backburner for a while as a friend has asked me to commission a blanket for her new baby daughter. We looked at flowers initially but I couldn't work out how to get them to join for a blanket, so we are going for tiny squares, and dots as she is a Dottie! I'm using Stylecraft wool which I've not used before, but know that Lucy for Attic 24 recommends it, and I have to say, I'm impressed. I also ordered it from Wool Warehouse and it came in a lovely drawstring bag to keep it all in!
Today is the first day of Autumn - can't wait to get the woolly tights out!