|Drawings from Cashmerette.com|
How are you all doing? We are all well, with the occasional tension headache. The weather continues to be rather nice, which makes me happy because a dog walk or a run in the sun is so much better than a dog walk or a run in the rain. We have a good lockdown routine going I think and all things considered, we live in relative harmony (with occasional fierce outbursts of frustration).
But I am not here today to talk about live as we experience it at the moment. I am here today to show you my second Montrose top. You can see the first version here. I made exactly the same version with Liberty fabric my mum gave me for my birthday last year, or maybe the year before that. I can't actually remember. I notice that the front neckline is not sitting quite perfectly but this is just be an artefact of me posing because this is the first time I notice. The fabric is somewhere in between drapey and structured. What I am trying to say is probably that it holds it shape well. It was a pleasure to sew, not nearly as slippery as the chiffon version I made before.
The back is gathered in the middle, which I rather like. On the diagram above you can see that I made a hybrid version, combining the sleeves of one with the body of the other. There is a second version with a keyhole back. I do like it but I am not sure I have the patience to actually make this. One day maybe.
It is such a simple top but I think it is just right. I am quite sure there are more Montroses in my future. I like to keep things simple and I like to make several version of a pattern that I like and that looks nice on me. Mind you, if this lockdown is going on for a long time, I'll be as big as a house and a small tent might suit me better.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you are keeping well.