Amanda's latest creation was made using our Missoni stripe fabric. This two way stretch fabric is available in our online store in 7 fantastic colours.  

Working with the tried an tested Lekla 5688 pattern, Amanda made a light and airy top that looks like it's lovely and cool - perfect for this hot weather we're having.

Here's the make in full!

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The fabric is a stretch lace from White Tree Fabrics.

I used the pattern from The Mantilla BlouseLekala 5688

It was quite slippy to cut but was fine to sew. I used lots of long pins as they kept falling out! I used a very slight zig-zag stitch once again. I used bias binding on the neck and sleeves. I hand stitched it down neatly.

I really did not think my sewing through and cut the front and back separately and so the top sleeve seam was a disaster…

I could have cut it on the fold!! I overcame the problem by hand stitching black ribbon along the seam and it looks ok. I think!!


Fabric: 1.5m of misoni striped lace from White Tree Fabrics

Notions: bias binding, black ribbon.

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