Because of my commitment to refashioning at the moment I have decided to be brave and try sewing a few tops for myself. I can actually sew clothes and did so for years - even down to fitted trousers for my then husband - but the change in my figure as well as bad health has scared me off, as has the price of patterns.
If I'm going to spend nearly $20 for the pattern plus fork out money for material and sundries only to find that the style doesn't suit me any more then I would be really upset.
Now, however, I have discovered the possibilities of using old linens and recycling larger clothing I don't feel so bad about the waste. This New Look pattern only cost $10.50 and is the sort of style I used to wear. I'm a petite/plus pear shape so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.