This is my friend Judy from Minnesota that came to visit me today on her trip to California. We went to high school together and have stayed in contact all of these years. This is the first time she has visited me at my home. It was so good to see her.
Poke-a-dots are in, so I ordered some fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics. It is a wonderful soft jersey.
I have been reading on several blogs that sewers like StyleArc patterns because they fit so well. This is my first try at their patterns. This is Eva Knit Top. I ordered the wrong size, so I had to enlarge it, but now I know which one to order. The directions are adequate, but simple. I did have trouble with the neckband figuring out what they meant in sewing together at the bust line. I sewed it together by hand after sewing the neck band was on. There is no way that the hand stitching doesn't show. Next time I will be sure to sew the bottom half of the neck band together before I sew the neck band onto the shirt. I do like the pattern and will make it again.
Then I made this hat. The pattern shows it for a man, but it is the style that women are wearing too.
I had some brocade and used horsehair interfacing and then lined it with some scarps of rayon fabric. I think it turned out very well. I had to make it twice as the crown of the hat was too high for me. It doesn't take much material, so now it will be easy to make another one from scraps left over from a project.