Hi everyone! Can you believe I completely forgot to write a post about my most worn garment of late summer / early autumn? Like always, it started with the fabric.
I found this wonderful eyelet jersey during an early summer sale at the fabric market. At first I wanted to make a sleeveless top but quickly decided this fabric was too good to use for a garment I could only wear incidentally during our chilly summer.
I went through my sewing magazines and although I liked the look of all patterns with statement sleeves most of them had rather high necklines. That's when I brought out my favourite v-neck version of the Cashmerette Patterns Concord t-shirt. I measured the circumference of the sleeve hem and drafted a full circle extension.
Well, maybe it had to do with the white eyelet but everytime I looked down I felt I was wearing my grandmother's lampshades.
When I redrafted the flounce to a half circle the proportions were much better.
I opted for a catch stitched hem for the bodice and narrow hand-rolled hems for the sleeves.
Apparently a white top was just what was missing in my closet as I've been wearing it as often as I could!
During our holiday in Belgium.....(best hotel carpet ever!)
Partying with Joliet Jake Blues....
Getting ready for a walk in the beautiful city of Leuven....
And after said walk. Happy smile caused by the contents of that bag next to me.
Y'all guessed right. Fabrics!