The weekend was a productive one. While Will was in Mumbai for a wedding, I stayed home with 7 children on Saturday (the boys had some friends over).
I finally got my winter range onto the website. Well, I'm calling it a "New Collection" without getting too specific about season, given most brands now have their winter stock on sale.
I also found time for a little sewing. With Adelaide wearing bulkier knits as the weather gets colder, she needs collared shirts. Until now she has lived in the new Townmouse Cotton Shirt in many different fabrics. I don't mind a cardi over a collarless shirt, but I'm not so keen on jumpers without collars under them.
This is an old pattern from 2003. I haven't made it in ages. I've since refined my pattern block for tops. I'm not sure about this pattern. Now that I can see it on a little person for longer than a quick try-on, I need to change a few things. There's too much roll in the collar. The pleats are too deep. The sleeve has too much volume. I can't decide whether I'm being picky, or whether this top is really more Chloe Sevigny on Big Love. Some patternmaking is afoot. Variations coming soon.