I love it! The fabric is gorgeous.
I really want to see a picture of the Hello Kitty sewing machine too!
Ha! It's available online at Target.com, and it seriously kicks ass for a new sewer. It's sturdy and slow and not intimidating at ALL. I bought a big girl Janome too but I haven't tried it out yet. I'm starting slowly!
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments! I swear, Craftster love should come in pill form, there is nothing like it! I totally, totally encourage all you knitters to try this out. I knew that this pattern would be a perfect first try since there are only five pieces and elastic details which seem to be an 'easy way out' approach--it's sort of the sewing version of the garter stitch scarf. I tell you though, I really wasn't expecting such a wearable top out of this! It has a lot to do with the fabric but I have not taken this thing off since I finished it! I think the loose boxy, stand-away from the body look is tres chic at the moment and it's comfy as all get out. I was already making another immediately after I ironed my last seam on this one.
Good luck, can't wait to see more of these!