Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stripes for Me.

IMG_5769 by TinCanDaisy
IMG_5769, a photo by TinCanDaisy on Flickr.

I bought a copy of Shop Til You Drop on impulse a few months back and saw a stripey top that I liked. I had a light bulb moment when I realised I had a piece of stripey knit fabric that had been sitting in my stash for at least 12 years. Then I had another moment when I realised that the patterns in the kids Ottobre mags go up to a size 170 in height.....

So here is my new top, size 170 Otto kids made from 12 year old stash fabric. It fits very well though it would probably be a bit more comfy if the fabric had a bit of elastane in it. Or if I wasn't a very late 30 something year old.....but we won't go there. I much prefer to blame the fabric ;)

The original in Shop Til You Drop was around $120.....so I'm happy. Well, I'd be happier if I had the money to buy the original if I wanted, but again, we won't go there!

I've been told it looks good on me but the stripes make your eyes feel funny lol.


Sally said...

Great top... and what a great idea to use the Ottobre pattern.
That lovely stripey top was destined to be :)

Liz said...

Love it!! I like stripes (even if they do make your eyes go funny lol)