Kwik Sew 3378 - so far I have cut this top out four times and this is the first time I've made it past sewing the front seam. It's all about the fabric. I realise now that every other time I've attempted to make this, it was in a beefier knit and it just wasn't going to work. This time I've cut it in a slinky knit and I rather like it.
The fabric came from Clegs in Melbourne. Every month I go to Melnourne for a managers' meeting and last week our meeting closed early. I made the mistake of asking my boss's EA if there was a fabric store nearby. He gave me detailed directions on how to get to Clegs (and I've discovered a fellow fabricaholic). The sad thing is, now that I know how close it is to our office, I will be heading down there every time I'm in Melbourne! As I was on a day trip and only a small backpack with me, I could only purchase two small pieces. I bought the slinky in black, too, for a cardigan. I was inspired by someone (and I can't remember whose blog I saw it on now) who recently made a Jalie cardigan in black slinky that was really lovely. That will make an appearance soon.
Because I had so much fabric leftover, I knocked out a quick TNT tshirt (KS3338) with the additional self drafted cowl from an old Australian Stitches. Their version also had a gathered front which, in hindsight, I should have added, too. Compared to yesterday, with two garments from $3 worth of fabric, these are relatively expensive at two garments for $18, but I'm not complaining!