This top is going to get a lot of wear. Not with these blue pants. NEVER with these blue pants, but they were what I was wearing to sew in. Simon really likes this top and as soon as I finished the final hem and showed him he volunteered to take pictures, and I wasn't going to risk him changing his mind while I put on some coordinating bottoms. But it will be a great thing throw on over a simple skirt or pants in the dissociative fugue state of a workday morning.
The pattern is McCall's 6164, variation A. I cut a size smaller than my measurements by mistake but Big Four patterns always come with bonus ease so it ended up being a good thing. Simon vetoed the elbow-length sleeves at the fitting stage- "Too old-lady". I used Tessuti's Black Ladder viscose/spandex jersey, a fairly stable knit with moderate two-way stretch that I found very easy to cut out and sew. In stripes, because that's all I ever seem to sew unless I sew gingham. Next I'm going to try a spotted knit. I also might try lengthening the pattern into a dress, like Meg. Even easier to get ready in the morning!
In non-sewing news, I am loving circus training. At this early stage it's been mostly stretching, scarecrow tiggy, teddy-bear throwing (yep) and getting-to-know-your-name games on a super-spongy floor. But we have also done a bit of... not acrobatics, I guess you'd call it standing up on each other? in formation? and jumping down. As the sense of invading personal space/fear of crushing eachother recedes, we're getting a bit more advanced with it. It's amazing that some things that look like they're going to be quite difficult, or potentially dangerous, end up not being. In a couple of weeks I reckon we'll be jumping and flipping around like we're in one of those cheerleader movies. Bring it on!