Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Another Banksia Top

There is a Banksia Top Sewalong going on at the moment on the Megan Nielsen Blog. Seeing all her beautiful tops inspired me to make another one, it would have been rude not to really:)

This time I altered the pattern by doing a FBA as explained in the sewalong and enlarged the sleeves and sleeve openings on the body (I appear to have much larger than average upper arms!). I also skipped the placket on this one although there will be an exaple of a fake placket tomorrow so I might add it later ( I was just desperate to wear it today so carried on!).

Excuse the awful photo, it really does look better in real life! I doubt I will ever wear it like this seeing the photos, I am currently wearing it untucked with a card buttoned up a bit and it looks a bit better! You need a cardi when the living room is this temp...

 The red fabric is an Ikea table cloth  and the apple print material was bought in Florida last year and has been sitting in the stash waiting for the perfect moment so this top cost me the grand total of £0!

Hopefully I will be back over the next few days to show you my Abbey Coat, going on the search for buttons today!

Linking to some of these linky parties!


  1. I was tempted to join that sew-along, but left it too late. The collar looks great and goes so well with the red fabric.

  2. Found and followed you through Adorned from Above's link party! Just started learning to use my sewing machine and I hope to one day make clothes. Which may not be for another 10 years lol. Loving the collar!

    Hope you stop by my blog sometime :)



  3. Love the colour - the collar is a nice fun touch!

    Have a great day (and keep warm!)

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  4. I think it looks lovely! You picked such fun, lively fabric, perfect for the cooler weather. Keep warm! I'm visiting from Happy Hour!

  5. Beautiful top Alison - and what a great budget for it too!! Stay warm!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. What a cute top. I bet it looks great under the card! Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday.

  7. This is such a pretty top.

    Mrs. Delightful

  8. Thanks so much for sharing with Recycled Fashion Finds link up!


  9. I think that turned out great!