Remnant joy


Since working in a fabric shop, my fabric purchasing has actually reduced.  I’m much more realistic about the time I have to sew and the number of projects that I can manage.  But every now and then, a little remnant begs me to take it home.


This fabric was one such remnant, and now it’s happily a new top in my wardrobe, ready and waiting for warm weather.  I must confess I usually start my spring/summer sewing in August as I’m totally over winter by then!


I’ve used the LB Pullover pattern by Paper Theory as my base.  For this version, I left off both the roll neck and the sleeves.


Both the neckline and the sleeves were finished with bias binding.  I sewed a size 10 and lowered the front neckline 1cm (3/8″) below than the size 6 cutting line.


My two other alterations were my usual forward shoulder adjustment and adding 4cm (1.5cm) to the length.


It was freezing when Sharon took these photos in Daylesford last month, so cold in fact, that she had to tell me funny stories to distract me!


All in all, I predict this will be a handy little top.  And as it only took 1m of 140cm wide fabric (I could get it out of 75cm if I purchase pre-made binding) I anticipate there will be more of these modified LB Pullovers in my life!


Pattern:  Paper Theory’s LB Pullover
Size:  10
Fabric:  Linen remnant from The Cloth Shop [sold out]
Alterations:  I added 4cm (1.5″) to the length of the top, left-off the turtle neck, cut 1cm (3/8″) lower than the size 6 front neckline, bound the neckline and sleeves, and performed my usual 1cm (3/8″) forward shoulder adjustment
Outfit:  Pants from Caro (several seasons ago but similar currently back in store), Liberty silk scarf (birthday gift) and shoes by Victoria Varrasso from Manteau Noir
Photo Location:  Wombat Hill, Daylesford


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