Megan Nielsen Eucalypt Tank and Briar Jumper

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I've been doing a stack more dressmaking since the shop opened.  It's all the dressmaking fabric we've been getting in... gone and got me all inspired.  That, and the fact that now I am the face of Backstitch not just the voice I need to look vaguely presentable each day... and 7 years of working from home has taken it's toll on my wardrobe. IMG_5790

I knew I wanted to make these two tops as soon as these fabrics came in. The striped chambray and the (super soft) gold ponte make a great pairing as do the Megan Nielsen Briar and Eucalypt.  I can honestly say that I've been wearing the Briar pretty much every day that it is clean, and I would have been wearing the Eucalypt more too if it didn't need ironing.

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Both tops came up really easily and have a lovely shape and finish - particularly the tank. I cut the front pieces of the tank on the bias to create the chevron which was all pretty straight forward.

I did try and get some shots of me actually wearing the clothes, but the whole taking pictures with tripod and remote control whilst not looking like a twit and getting decent photographs beat me this time and has been put on the back burner again.  You'll just have to put up with these hanger pics. IMG_5784

We have a Briar class running next month which still has a couple of places on in case any of you Cambridge locals fancy beating that fear of knits!

I've nearly finished a Merchant and Mills Top 64 in this canvas so that'll be my next dressmaking post... do you think you'll see pictures of me actually wearing the top?  Hmm... I wonder.

EDITED: We now have the Briar back in stock as a paper pattern.

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