I’ve been working on getting more me-made casual tops into my wardrobe in preparation for Me-Made-May. So, I finished this floral pintuck yoke (I know it’s technically a bib, but I don’t like calling it that) top this past weekend.
I’m happy to report that I’m really making progress on my UFO pile lately. This is another item that I cut out last year but left unfinished. I drafted the pattern around the same time as my lace yoke sweetheart and dolman tops. It was as simple as cutting a yoke out of my basic shirt pattern and slashing and separating to create the new pintuck yoke pattern piece. The sleeves have darts on either side of the shoulder seam.
After looking at these pictures, I realize that I need to wear a camisole underneath this top to help, erm, smooth things out a bit. The material is super-duper thin and it’s probably slightly see-through.
Half of my pictures came out with squinted or closed eyes and a frown. There were bees circling me the whole time I was under the blooming tree. So, I was trying my hardest not to think about the approaching buzzing. I must say, I’ve come a long way in my tolerance of bees of all kinds. I used to take off running if I so much as heard a buzzing sound near me.
I should be over it, but I still get self-conscious and embarrassed taking pictures of myself in our yard. The way that our house is situated, all of our neighbors have a front row seat to our life. Ha! They must think that I’m an extremely vain person.
Unfortunately, some icky friends decided to move in along with the blooms.
Caterpillars don’t normally bother me. In fact, I think they’re pretty cool. However, a nest of caterpillars is another story. I’ll admit it’s quite interesting, but it’s also quite gross. The lump in the middle is a ball of caterpillars.
Blech! Why aren’t all of the wasps doing there job?