I was searching through Elsa’s drawers the other day and moved some of her short sleeved t shirts away as the weather has had a bit of a cold turn recently. I was surprised to see how few long sleeved tops she had. Thought I’d better churn another few out. Here’s the first – a Farbenmix leni in Stenzo/campan and stella. All from Crafty Mamas.
I got the pattern out thinking I would just turn the v neck into a crew neckline but then changed my mind again and decided to challenge myself. V necks scare me. I tell myself it’s because of the throw back, hairy chested, Brut adverts of the 70’s but really I’m just plain chicken to try something new.
So, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. Why do I always do that? What in the world is wrong with comfort every now and again!
I managed it. Maybe a little crooked but not too bad for a first attempt. I feel pretty chuffed. (Not doing another one immediately, however)
I love the Stenzo flowers. I half considered making this a top for me. I tend to wear more boring stuff than this usually.
And can you see that litttle No Moa?! Can you?! Squeee! My very clever other half made the file the other night in a free downloadable embroidery software package called Stitch Era. How clever is he!
Here’s a closer image. This isn’t actually the finished one. The end result was much better but I grabbed the wrong file by mistake. Ooops. I was already stitching it by the time I realised. Full excitement coming up soon on the next project! The heart is a freebie, I believe from JUJU’s.
Here’s the neckline. See how it’s a bit squonky. Oh well.
Ribbons, trims and decorative stitches. Ahh. Now we are in the comfort zone….
Pattern: Farbenmix Leni
Embroidery: Juju’s and Made by Mick!
Ribbon: Farbenmix Roses