I’ve conquered sleeves!
Do you ever put anything off because it contains something you’ve not done before?
I couldn’t continue to make sleeveless garments for ever, not in our weather. I knew I had to tackle it eventually.
So for this month’s Minerva post I pushed myself into sleeves.
And guess what? It wasn’t that difficult. Fiddly but not difficult.
I used an old faithful pattern.
I knew I wouldn’t have any fitting issues as I had made this twice before, taking in through the waist.
So just the sleeves to add then.
The fabric was a beautiful quality polyester fabric from the ‘Botanic Collection’
It drapes like a thin dense woven fabric. It feels warm on, despite only having little sleeves.
By the time I had set my third sleeve (Yes, you read correctly. For my second sleeve I had failed to insert the sleeve front sides together!) I felt I had overcome this particular nemesis.
And viola! Another top!
I am stood in the bath. Freya and I toured the house to assess the lighting in each room. The bathroom won hands down. Expect a lot of me throughout the winter in the bath! You’ll just have to learn to ignore the strange skin colour.
Now for some close ups.
So now I’ve conquered sleeves, my next nemesis is a collar.
I just need to push myself into making a start.
Love, Lucie xx