There is probably not any color I enjoy more than aquamarine. My laptop case is aqua, my bedroom drapes are aqua, and I am always very quick to hone in on beautiful aqua fabric prints. I fell in love with this ABP aqua paisley from The Fabric Fairy. It’s not just for activewear! It’s a great weight for the new Tallinn Top by Itch to Stitch.
I bought up the last of it, but that’s because I learned my lesson and I didn’t wait to buy! (I’m still kicking myself for not buying FF’s watercolor floral a few months back. Now it’s gone!)
In case you’re wondering, I did buy this pattern when it released a month ago. Or was it two months? Honestly I’m losing track of time and can’t even remember how many weeks we’ve been on the New York state stay at home order. It’s either five or six.
I was so excited to see Kennis release a princess seam top! I have had a hard time finding one in 4 way stretch that fit my body. Itch to Stitch patterns fit me really well so I was able to be confident in the sizing.
I made a couple adjustments, in addition to removing length for my petite height. I did a small bust adjustment on the princess seams. For an easy SBA tutorial, see this post.
I’m really happy with the fit! The bodice ended up being about 3/4″ above my waistline. The Tallinn is designed to fit a bit above the waist so I think it’s just about right. I could add a little clear elastic to give me more of a waist. I might, or I might not. It’s really comfy right now without!
We were taking pictures and the ice queen wanted to join in the fun. And because her dress happens to be made in aqua (instead of Elsa blue…but she doesn’t care) she matched perfectly! Dirty faced, and singing ‘Let It Go’, that is how she joined the picture. Man I love that girl!
We’ve really gotten in a groove with staying at home. I am usually always itching to get out of the house. Now, I feel like for the first time in my adult life, I’m able to enjoy just being at home. I’m able to enjoy cleaning, because I’m not needing to rush off and do something else.
Although, the pace has picked up in the last week because I have been making and selling cloth masks. It’s not something I ever imagined myself doing, but there is definitely a need right now. I’ve really been enjoying being able to provide the public (especially folks that live locally here in Ithaca, New York) with non-medical cloth face masks.
I hope you’re able to make the best of this COVID-19 situation we’re in and that you get to enjoy time with family, creating, exercising, or whatever it is that you love doing!