Okay, I know some of you whip up things without patterns all the time, but it is out of my personal comfort zone. But I did it. I made this top with no pattern. I cheated a bit though, okay a lot, in that I had a top I loved that developed a large grease stain on the front. It was totally unwearable! I set it aside (after trying multiple times to get out the stain). Finally today I cut it apart, very carefully along the seam lines, traced around each piece, added seam allowances and hem allowances and thus created a pattern from it. Woohoo! Then I tried out my new pattern by sewing this up. It came out pretty close to the original with just very very minor variations. Love it!
Ack, I haven't posted in forever. I have been sewing, sewing, sewing though! Here is one item I'm happy with. It is a reversible hoodie and knit pants for Lily with little VW cars print. The reversible/dual layer top is so warm and cozy without being too heavy or bulky for her, and she loves having a hood. The pants are a cute little boot cut knit pant pattern, just adorable in person. I don't know how long this outfit will last though as it is apparently so comfortably she feels free to get it really dirty, muddy, greasy and grimy, not to mention covered with food stains.