Saturday, October 2, 2010

Yippee!! Marathon completed and new top

Well, I'm rather proud and smug to say that I, Phill Sharpe, completed my first ever marathon! : ) i know some of you might think i'm a bit sick for saying it, but i thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing...when's the next one; or more importantly where?

Ben and I had a fantastic time in Berlin - it's a great city. We got to re-visit some of our favourites from last time (the Bauhaus archive and the Daimler Art space), and discover some new places too.

I managed to sneak in a quick sewing project just before we left for Berlin. It's an adapted version of a Wendy Simplicity top. I chose not to insert elastic but use ribbons instead for the shoulders only. I then cut out circles from two different black materials and attached them. I was really pleased with how it came out - not sure if the detail comes through.

Now it's all hands on deck for the Lady Grey pattern which finally arrived yesterday!


  1. Cute job with the top! I love it when something that's a cinch to sew can look so personalized with some creative embellishment. And congrats on the marathon!

  2. Congrats on the marathon Phill! Very impressive :)
    Missing you at the dressmaking class, I'm making trousers (gasp!). You should drop by and say hello... :)

  3. I'm sorry I didn't see this post earlier, congratulations for your marathon! Your version of this top is excellent, the details make it stand out from the others I've seen and the shoulders ribbons are lovely :)