Golden Bees Lark Tee
We have received a ridiculous amount of amazing fabrics the last few days and this gorgeous golden bees set were amongst them. I did dot wait 1 second before I started a new sewing project! Actually, I did wait all day as I only started after I cut all the fabric orders and then had proper fun myself with this amazing new fabrics!!
We have four colours. Black, Navy Light Grey and Dark Grey and as much as I love all the colours of the rainbow, I wanted a black and gold top this time
I decided to make the Lark tee from Grainline Studio. I've made a few versions of this pattern and really like them all. I wanted a short sleeve top so this version ticks all the boxes.
It's a super easy, super quick make and it's perfect nice fit so I love it and as I have made this pattern a few times, I already have all versions traced out and don't even need to check instructions anymore, just sew! Yay!
This time though I decided to hem the sleeves before I insert them to the body as I think I would be able to get a better finish sewing it on the flat. I think the result was perfect, I'll be doing it again next time.
I decided to cut the crew neck binding in a plain black jersey as it matched perfectly and I didn't want to stretch the gold print foil to much when attaching it.
I stitched the sleeve and sides all in one go and then stitched a little extra under the arm on my sewing machine just to tie the overlocker tail. You don't need to do that if you sew it on the sewing machine.
Any excuse to get my "Save the Bees" ceramic pin out!
Today is also Great British Sewing Bee day on TV so it was only right I made this top and posted about it today. My friends often tell me why don't I apply to the Sewing Bee?? My answer is always the same. It would be my absolute worst nightmare! Having to sew, be creative and concentrate with not only lots of people watching, but cameras in your face! I would freak out and pretty sure would make a fool out of myself! lol
Although, Jo Lycett can come and hang out in our studio anytime when he's in Birmingham! he can be my inspiration for some fun projects!