This is the second version of the outfit I put together a couple of weeks ago, the Ninacarralindy, aka the StyleArc Nina cardigan, Sewaholic Belcarra and Itch to Stitch Lindy Petal skirt.
This is now my third Nina cardigan, the first made in May. And if that doesn’t say anything about how good the pattern is, I don’t know what does! I honestly don’t know what to say that’s different! I cut it out one afternoon and made it up the next!
This version drapes really well. This third one I made from some black merino, and the drape is so much better than the other two versions. It’s also so easy to wear. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve worn it since making it!
First worn: Middle of June at some point for work. These photos taken at Truby King Gardens in Wellington
Another one/Recommendations: I’ve made three in the space of around six weeks, surely that says something? Not enough of a hint? OK, this pattern is fab. Quick and easy to make up and so easy to wear. I’m sure this is not my last, although I might have a break for a bit and make something different up!
The Belcarra top, another great pattern. This is my third one of these and I think actually my favourite. Number four has been made and no doubt another will find it’s way into my wardrobe.
I thought I would ring the changes slightly with this version. I made up view B, which has the tucks on the shoulders. I’m really pleased how these turned out. I don’t have one of those fancy edging feet for my machine, so I actually put drafting tape on my machine and line the fabric up against that. It works a treat and is so much cheaper than a machine foot!
The fabric is a really soft fine cotton which I got from Spotlight. It’s one of those rare treats that you find if you look carefully! I like it! It’s also the perfect fabric for this top.
First worn: About the middle of June.
I lengthened the skirt by about an inch this time, but I still like the length and it’s certainly not indecent!
First worn: I couldn’t resist wearing as soon as it was made. I think I finished it the day before these photos at Truby King gardens here in Wellington.
Another one/Recommendations: Do I really need to say how fab the pattern is? It’s a fantastic pattern, so easy to put together, clear instructions. The finished skirt is so easy to wear and has had so much wear already.
This means I’ve also managed to make up something for the last week of The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Month, except I’ve done three patterns two takes 🙂