As soon as the Tabor V-neck top by Sew House Seven came out, I knew I wanted to make it. I have a particular affection for Sew House Seven patterns, being the first ever Indie Sew Pattern Company I tried 18 months ago. I had never heard of Indie Patterns before then and had never really tried dressmaking. My first make was the famous Toaster Sweater and I was converted! So for one reason or another I thought Sew House Seven was a Scandinavian designer but just discover it is a US based company. And since I live in the UK, it qualifies for the “Around the World Theme”.
I duly bought the Tabor V-neck pattern and cut the fabric in May. Yes I know I said May… but sometimes it is the most little thing that stops us…. And in my case it was cutting and applying the interfacing… rather a small and easy task actually, which I finally decided to get on with earlier this month…
And from then on, I was finally ready to start assembling the top. First step is to do the V-neck band which I wasn’t sure would be easy but the explanations are really good and it goes together really well. Yes I had to unpick because of some puckering on the first attempt but it went well the second time.
The V-neck is by far the most difficult step in this relatively easy pattern so once it is on, the top is finished very quickly.
I made the sleeveless version, which is obviously more of a summer style, and although we still have nice days in the UK at the moment, the temperatures are nowhere near summery ones. But maybe I can layer it over a long sleeve top and enjoy my new make before next year!