A week off work for Christmas has to include at least one crisp, winters walk – right? Underneath all my wrapped up layers on Friday, I was wearing my latest sew: The Molly Top. More of a summer top, it was perfect under lots of layers. I’m sure I’m not the only one like this but I’m so impatient to wear my latest sews that I couldn’t wait for the weather to get warmer to wear it – it’s just so pretty!
A lovely new overlocker was peeking under the tree on Christmas morning (thank you Sam!) and I knew the Molly Top would be perfect for an easy project to test out on the overlocker. I sewed all the seams on the overlocker which was exactly as I hoped – easy and looked fantastic!
I used the sewing machine for the neckband and hems. It was quite a difficult jersey fabric as it was so thin and I had to be careful not stretch it, the neck did stretch a fair bit and every needle or pin mark left a tiny hole. Which was frustrating but overall I’m really happy with the finished project.
PDF patterns were a whole new ball game for me, one that I don’t particularly want to go back to any time soon. Firstly, there’s a maximum amount of clicks for the link you’re sent (I really did not know this – is this supposed to be common knowledge?) Fortunately, Sew Over It helped me out and I was able to download the links again so I could save them. Then don’t get me started on all that printing, sticking and tracing… I’m definitely a paper pattern girl!
Size Used: 10
True to size? Yes
Adjustments Made? None but I may make it slightly longer in the bodice and sleeves next
PS. A couple of photos from our wander around Dunham Massey, taken by Sam