I am still working on the travel wardrobe (only 4 sleeps to go)but am a little behind in my posting. This has something to do with too much cycling. It wears you out.
Here is my warmest underlayer - a merino jersey version (merino from The Fabric Place, October Sydney trip) of the Jalie Sweetheart top (around version 15 for me, all my female relatives own one of these tops by now).
I would like to be able to tell you that the embroidered fly stitch leaves on one side of the upper bodice are purely a design feature, but I am (mostly) aiming for truth in blogging. Despite making at least 14 of these tops previously, I managed to attach the upper bodice incorrectly during a moment of inattention, and had to unpick 10 gazillion lightening stitches from my very fine knit fabric. Guess what happened.
2 of the leaves are hole disguisers. I bet you can't pick which ones. (whispers - they may not actually be in the photograph)
I am not entirely comfortable in this top as a stand alone garment. It shows every bump.
I did think of making it double layered, but this would remove the ease of washing and quick drying properties that I require. If I were to make it again from merino, I would make the next size up to reduce the cling factor.
I am also thinking again about the terrible tourist trousers. I have come to the conclusion that the main problem is that I am not really a sporty dresser, and these clothes are undeniably sporty in nature. I have a sudden fancy for linen trousers. This would be Cidell's fault - I wonder if I could squeeze in a pair by Saturday?