Getting My Ducks In A Row



My current project started as a recycling project but actually turned out to be quite an expensive one.  I had an unused cardigan that had quite a bit of lovely merino wool in it.  I wanted to upcycle it into something that I would actually wear.  I decided to head to The Fabric Store for a little inspiration.





I ended up buying 70cm of this lovely but quite costly merino print with McCall's 6992 in mind.  It wasn't until I got back to my car that I realised that the fabric I had chosen was actually ducks.  Oh well, I have no objection to ducks which is just as well really.



I cut the pattern to a size 10 and made no alterations other than to shorten the sleeves.  It was a really quick make and I am really happy with the final result.  I particularly like the slight high/low hemline.   I think this may well be my new favourite top!


Comments

  1. The top looks great! You've just convinced me to make my next Linden with the high-low hemline instead of a band as well (that will be this morning's sewing project!). The wool is particularly beautiful. I have to stay away from The Fabric Store because I love those jacquard knits so much, but my purse does not!

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    1. My purse doesn't like it either. Fortunately I guess, The Fabric Store is quite a distance from me so not easy to get to.

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  2. I saw this fabric and was attracted it too. But I kept to my fabric diet and only bought the thread I went into the fabric store for! Great use of it on the raglan.

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    1. Thank you! I wish I had the self discipline.

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  3. Your top does look great. I wouldn't have noticed the ducks either. The slight high low hem works really well.

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    1. Thank you! The ducks were an unexpected bonus. I was looking more at the colour than the print.

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  4. I love the subtle ducks. Its a very nice looking top, and I am secretly glad to read that I am not the only person who sometimes spends more money recycling than she would have making a completely new thing ;)

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    1. Sometimes I live to regret that but thankfully not this time.

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