So... I have been intending on making the Polly Top from By Hand London for a long time - since it came out in fact, but I have never quite got around to it until now. I printed the pattern out and put it together, then it took me a while to get to the cutting stage, and then again, it took me a while to start putting it together. Things just kept coming up! But I finally did it, and I am so glad I did. It was relatively easy to do and the lovely ladies at By Hand London have put together a video tutorial showing you step by step exactly what to do. I found Elisalex's voice really calming and after watching the video I was really confident I could do it! And I did.
Give it a go - it's a great way of featuring that little bit of fabric that you don't have quite enough of for other projects and a great top for good weather! I used a navy cotton poplin with this daisy fabric I got at last year's Flashback Furnishings warehouse sale. Instead of using the binding prescribed with the pattern, I bound the neck with this cute red trim I bought in Bath from the Sewing stall in Guildhall Market. I think this top is going to get a lot of wear this summer!