My daughter helped me with the fitting on the first top I made last week and expressed an interest in having one herself. Buying clothes for a teenager is something I would no longer contemplate, having seen many items of clothing disappear into the bedroom never to be seen again. So it was a joyful and extremely proud moment to be asked to make her something, if it will be seen again is another matter…..
I decided to make something I could wear for work. The pattern Lisette 2059 came with a magazine, I found the material in a local shop for £3. The garment in the pattern had long sleeves but I chose to put shorter sleeves on this one as the warmer weather is upon us. The front is plain with a couple of darts, the back is in four pieces with gathers running horizontally across the centre. The cut is bigger than I would normally wear and I took it in 1″ smaller than the pattern size too.