I missed out the bit where I had a long in depth conversation with my sister about the perfect balance of camouflage squiggle, colour, modernity and authenticity, but that would have changed the whole style of my opening sentence.
“What are you making?” my sister said. It sounds like an reasonable, innocent question but I know what she was really saying “You’re not buying more fabric to live in the storage box under your bed not to be used for ages are you?” in that “Haven’t you got enough fabric, do you really need more?” kind of voice.
I try not to pause too long. There is no way that I’m going to let her think that she could be right. “A pair of bubble shorts.” I say. Phew! That sounded convincing. I got away with it. No, actually, that is a really good idea. The fabric would look great as a pair of bubble shorts. So I begin to elaborate about how these bubble shorts could look so cool, and Darcy would love the fabric and I know just the pattern to use. I convinced my sister (ha ha) and the idea filled me with excitement and I couldn’t wait to get started.
I’d had the patten Pinned for ages, time to make a pur-chase. That’s how I say purchase when I’m excited, ‘pur-chase’.
The shorts were quick and easy to make because the instructions were clear and thorough. They turned out exactly as as I envisaged, curious and quirky.
But what about a top? I was thinking of a racerback vest (as in the British word for a vest, not the American word which is the British word for a waistcoat, are you following?) and it just so happened that Jenn of Jennuine Design had just designed a racer back swing top and she was looking for testers. Perfect!
The LOL swing top is a great pattern, it can be made in jersey too. No doubt Jenn’s final version of this pattern will be as concise and impressive as her last pattern.
Keep your eyes peeled, the pattern is to be released very soon with a 20% discount during launch week.
But what’s a swing top without swinging? (OK, smarty pants it’s a top, that was a rhetorical question).
Bubble shorts teamed up with the LOL swing top, I think it makes a gorgeous little outfit. I chose the fabric before I chose the pattern. What do you do?