Please excuse the creases on this one. I finished sewing the sleeves at the park, while the offspring played with their friends, then only had 10 minutes before football (soccer) practice to iron it, find my son's football shorts and take a picture while there was still light. The ironing didn't happen, but I did get some pictures and my son didn't go to his practice half naked...
This is another pattern that I came up with. Just a plain top with wee gathered sleeves and buttons up the back. I stayed away from my machine's evil fabric-eating button-holer function and did sewn button loops instead.
I had pictured it with jeans, but it was hot hot hot today, so shorts it was. How is it that I was cold in jeans and a cardi at yesterday's 2 football practices, but was toasty in shorts and a t-shirt at tonight's? This weather is nutty.
Anyway, it all went together fairly easily. I did burn myself on the iron at one point, but that seems to happen rather regularly lately. I came up with a solution for those times when you're short on time and don't want stand with a burn under cold water for ages, though (disclaimer: I have little to no medical knowledge and you should probably ignore any medical advice from me): I sellotaped a frozen broccoli stalk onto my burnt thumb. That way I could continue to sew while treating it, even if I looked a little daft. I think it worked: no blister!
Translation of the day
UK English: sellotape = transparent adhesive tape = scotch tape in US English.
Scotch and Sellotape are both brand names that have been adopted as the generic name to cover pretty much all clear sticky tapes. Although I seem to remember Blue Peter would valiantly avoid using any such brand names...