I very rarely sew for other people and if I do it’s usually a baby gift. However my sister had a big birthday coming up so I decided to make something for her. She’s also the person who patiently takes blog photos for me, so it was time to give back.
I went with two patterns, the Great British Sewing Bee top from the first book and my hacked bat wing top. Both have a loose fit and are quick to sew. She also fits the same size in RTW, so I didn’t need to worry too much about fit.
I used some fabric I’d recently bought that she’d admired so I knew the prints were to her taste. The batwing top is made with floral jersey and the graphic print top is a poly crepe. I love the abstract print and have enough meterage to make something for myself.
She always drops hints about me sewing something for her and both presents went down a storm. She’s modelling them in the pictures you see. Anyone else doing any unselfish sewing?