Winter wonder

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The two ponte tops I sewed last winter are warm, comfortable and on high rotation during Melbourne’s cooler months.

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In May, I decided to add another version of McCalls 7059 (View D) to my wardrobe and purchased some olive green marle ponte from The Cloth Shop.  It’s actually the same fabric that I sewed my Axel Skirt from last year!

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The original plan was to have this top and my mustard boiled wool Kinder Cardigan all sewn in time for the Soul Craft Festival in June.

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Like many a good sewing plan… the timeline was pushed out and this top was sewn and photographed while on holidays in Warrnambool with Sharon and our girls.

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These photos were taken this morning at Logan’s Beach which is known as a whale nursery.  At this time of year, the Southern Right Whales migrate from Antarctica to Warrnambool to calve and nurse their young in warmer waters.  This time last year we saw lots of whales and their calves frolicking near shore…. but this year there was no whale show for us.

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Not to worry, Logan’s Beach was the perfect back drop for these blog photos… and I was reminded that you can easily get caught out when playing at the waters edge.  Run Anna run…..

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Pattern:  McCalls 7059 (View D)
Size:  10 graded to a 12 at the bust
Fabric:  Ponte from The Cloth Shop
Alterations:  3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment, removed 1″ (2.5cm) from the sleeve length, removed 3 1/4″ (8cm) from the body, increased the hem allowance to 1.5″ (3.75cm), graded out a size in the bust on both the front and back pattern pieces, reduced the width of the neckband and sewed the side seams with a 1/2″ seam allowance (rather than the suggested 5/8″).
Accessories:  Scarf from Scarlet Jones and boots from Florsheim
Photo Location:  Logan’s Beach, Warrnambool

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