Laurel Top!

Okay, so I got some pictures. Not very good, no natural light, it’s late, I’m not wearing makeup and had been up since 4am so don’t judge me!!! lol

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAI look a bit high don’t I?

I’m pretty pleased with this top. I made a straight size 14 working off my high bust measurement but did an FBA of 1 inch (2 inches overall). It was my first attempt at setting in sleeves and overall it wasn’t too bad of an experience.

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAHard to see, but this is my sleeve cap. There’s a couple puckers.

I had a couple issues inserting the sleeve but this mainly came down to the fact that I have large arms (well, let’s face it I have large everything lol) and I realised that the size 14 sleeves probably weren’t going to be wide enough for my arms so I reduced the seam allowance but then this meant I had to ease a larger circumference into the same arm hole size. Well, actually, a slightly smaller armhole size than the pattern due to the FBA. I did pretty well. I managed to get them in with only a couple puckers along the very top in the same spot so it looks intentional. šŸ˜‰ Kinda like a small puffed sleeve. šŸ™‚

Overall very happy. Easy to follow pattern, as most Colette patterns are and I’ve worn this at least twice a week since I made it.


Sorry for the creases!

I just managed to scrape this one in for the Laurel contest. Not that I’m even slightly convinced I’ll get anywhere but you gotta be in it to win it right?!! Besides I’ve seen so many gorgeous Laurels in the flickr group but my favourite so far has been House of Pinheiro’s Laurel. This girl really pulled out all the stops to create something unique. Good luck to all the entrants and I can’t wait to see who they’ve picked as winners!


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