Sucker for Sand – Top

This is not my finest work, but it what happens when you don’t have enough fabric to make something proper.

The pattern comes from “Allt om Handarbete”, Danish patterns which are also known as Ingelise.

A beach cover-up, perhaps

It’s a babydoll top with a drawstring in the front, elastc in the back and gathers at the waist. It needs no closures. It looked better in the magazine, but I didn’t like it enough to make an effort in fitting, style, but my interest just wasn’t there.

If I’ll wear this top it will be as a beach cover up (which is why I’m wearing my bikini underneath – my bras are not that pretty). I won’t wear it in a fashion sense. So I’m glad I did it in a cheap fabric that I didn’t care for too much. But it’s still a creation!

Project Summary

Pattern: Ingelise 2008-05-34
Difficulty: 2/5 (Ingelise’s rating – I agree, perhaps even more simple construction, but the instructions were a bit unclear – I just did my own thing)
I think my straps differ from the pattern, that’s because I couldn’t understand the pattern, not a conscious alteration.

Fabric: Seersucker (also used here)
Notions: Elastic thread, thread

Total price: Fabric 20 SEK (€2.26), thread 1 SEK (€0.11), elastic thread 2 SEK (€0.22). Total 23 SEK (€2.60)
Project grading: A simple top. It may be worn, but it’s not my best work. The outcome didn’t reflect the magazine picture. It could perhaps be altered, but I don’t care for it enough to bother.


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