Seasons greetings to one and all. I decided to make my Christmas attire this year rather than combing the shops trying to decide what to buy. The first top I made is from another “old” pattern I bought many years ago when I went through my first sewing phase. I originally made this little halter neck 4 sizes bigger than the one here (oh happy days). The fabric has a slight stretch to it, although the pattern doesn’t call for it. It was really easy to make, the straps are basically made from a facing which extends down past the V with elastic around the inside at the front. The back also has elastic and a centre zip and that’s it really, nothing more to say. My next creation is the second top off the Simplicity 1716 pattern, it comes in three different lengths with varying sleeve lengths too. The fabric is a nylon lycra with sequins, many many many sequins. These were an effort to sew, either my machine needle decided to skirt round them or at one stage it decided to tackle one head on and lost miserably, I had a needle casualty shall we say. This top was easier than the first one to make, no zips, no gathers, nothing to give me any heart stopping moments. There we have it my festive creations, one little backless number to wear on Christmas Day when my oven is on full blast and the other for Boxing Day when I will be enjoying a meal out with my family. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas, enjoy the holidays!