Well I’m on the second…

Imogen top. But this time I’ve lengthened the bodice by 8cm and the sleeves by 11cm, and it now it is perfect for me. PERFECT!




Yep I used the same fabric as I really love it. It washes well and doesn’t crease too much whilst wearing. And it just feels lovely to wear. I still had some problems with the front placket and the whole construction of it, unfortunately the instructions are just a little bit too vague and if I was a beginner (which this top is recommended for) well I would probably have given up! I got there in the end and just hope I manage to work it out when I make the next one, as I will be making at least another one…

I still enjoyed the making process though for this top. Maybe its about doing something different and challenging myself. Might have to give that more of a try next year, but I can see this pattern in so many various ways. Think it would make a fabulous dress , or long tunic over jeans. I already have a short sleeved black crepe dress version in my head, watch this space.



I wore it to my Dad’s 80th Birthday lunch and had a few compliments on it, and not one person asked if I made it. Which makes me think it looked that good it couldn’t possibly have been made by me!

  1. brilliant!!!

  2. Thanks Ruth, I’m very very pleased with it! xx

  3. Jenny

    Yeah! That looks terrific! What a difference a few cm make. Looks like a totally different top. The tunic length is very stylish.

    I was pondering a white one, inspired by this, and I like the wide-legged pants, too:


    Nicely done, Sarah!

  4. Thanks Jenny, I really am pleased with this second one, am wearing it now! And bonus the fabric doesn’t really need ironing. Bloody fantastic I say as I will be wearing this a lot.
    I think a white one would be gorgeous, go for it!

  5. Jenny

    PS Happy 80th to your Dad!