This is a special pattern for me, as Louise allowed me to name it and provide the details of the little story that is told on the pattern cover. I imagined myself on a train from Tokyo to Kyoto with my daughter. On a fabric shopping trip, of course.
Previously I made the vesty peice which is probably the *star* of the AIM pattern. But this top is fabulous. Since I had the pattern tissue all prepared in my size, it took less than a day to complete from cutting to sewing on the button.
Of course, I could not leave it alone. I wore it once and decided it needed some black sashiko to highlight the lines. This blouse is simple, yet comfortable, slightly fitted, and totally lovely.
As mentioned here I have been taking classes from Jude Hill. I am allowing her approach to seep into me and see where it takes me. I do love the handwork. And I do love the slow sewing process.
Yet, there is something exhilarating about making such a sweet little top in one day.
PS - (I can't seem to figure out how to *reply* to comments below.) pdiddly - the fabric is printed almost randomly across the white. I probably should have arranged it better to have more of the black on the right front. I was pretty focused on avoiding a black splotch over the bust points.