Yesterday, I started the day with another activity that starts with a S...strawberry picking!
Grandma and B
Strawberry picking is something we try and do every year. The kids love to go and eat as many (if not more) berries than they pick.
I also worked on a top for K that's been on my to-do list for a while. It's #30 from Ottobre Design issue 01/09. It needs a few tweaks. I was hoping that it would be possible for her to wear it without a top underneath but the neckline is a little floppy and the armholes gape. Also, even though the shirring is stretchy it almost didn't fit over her shoulders and a few stitches were popped as she struggled to pull it on. I eventually went back and ripped all the shirring out, as you can see in the last picture.
K likes the top both ways, with and without the shirring. She wanted to wear it today over a t-shirt but there's still a blue line where I marked my first row to shir and I didn't finish the hem. I'm trying to figure out what tweaks will make the pattern fit a little better. I'm thinking that if I take in the side seams a little right below her armpits and make the straps shorter that will eliminate the gaps on the sides and bring the neckline piece up to a wider part of her chest so that it lies flatter. What do you think?