Remember a few posts ago when I said I had nasty cold? Well, I then proceeded to cough like a maniac for a week and a half and I developed a very disturbing rattle in my chest when I breathed. But one evening, the straw that broke the camel's back was when I coughed so hard I was seeing stars. Certain that I had a detached retina, I had my husband make an optometrist appointment for the next day. Prior to that appointment, I dropped by a local clinic and was diagnosed with bronchitis. Then it was on to the eye doctor, who checked me over thoroughly before pronouncing that my eye was in perfect health. She said it was likely that when I coughed, the vitreous humour smacked into my retina, causing momentary flashes of light (although she said it in a far more doctory way). So, disaster averted. Now, I am on the mend, although I'm still coughing - hopefully that dissipates soon.
So, I haven't sewn a stitch in over three weeks and I'm getting mucho antsy! I have, however, been thinking about my plans for summer sewing since I only have one week of work left (woot!!). Then I will be able to sew all day, every day, for 9.5 weeks.
To start things off, I saw this top on the Avon website and although, I don't necessarily consider Avon to be the cutting edge in fashion, I am quite smitten with this garment. I think it would look great with a pair of capris or a skirt - it could be a wonderful addition to my summer wardrobe. Thus, one of my first projects will be the creation of a knock off.
Any suggestions for a pattern?