Rae at Made by Rae has organized a spring top week. Entries end this weekend, and I decided that I would make at least one top. I managed two, but because I'm helping with putting the entries in the database I got a little intimidated by the awesomeness showing up in the Flickr pool. I decided the best way to counteract that was have Sika help me take some pictures when she came to visit, since she is so good with a camera. The nice pictures would help me feel better about what I made.
A small tangent. How come I am unhappy with everything I make for me, but things I make for other people come out just how I wanted. Is it some sort of craft dysphoria?
before, so I knew it was easy, and I knew I wanted to make a shorter version to wear with leggings and try some braided trim and ruching. I'm pleased with how it turned out, although the ruching relaxed quite a bit from when I tacked it down to when I did the hem. The braiding was very fun to make.
I have the fabric and a plan for two other shirts, but there's no way I have time to do even one of them before the contest is closed for judging. I have started on Moira's birthday dress (complete with pintucks!) and I need to catch up on my quilting bees.