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!
Gorgeous top! I love the fabric and the sleeves are just perfect. I think I may need to be a copy cat on this one. :)ReplyDelete
Go for it, Andie. You'll rock it!Delete
That fabric is fantastic - love the combo of eyelet and jersey. That's the kind of fabric I might see in a RTW top and then search in vain to find as fabric. Looks great on you and the sleeves are pretty.ReplyDelete
I never knew this combo existed and now I'm hoping to find it in different colours. No luck so far!Delete
I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Gillian. You're welcome!Delete
No wonder you wear this so much - such wonderful fabric using the perfect pattern. So pretty and so versatile!ReplyDelete
The fabric is was such a lucky find! And there's still enough left for another top, or of course to replace this one if I keep wearing it while gardening ;)Delete
Sucha pretty little top - perfect for so much, as you have adequately demonstrated.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I hardly ever wear white but I think that may change!Delete
What a wonderful combination...statement sleeves, gorgeous fabric and a TNT pattern. I can see why you reached for this pretty top often.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jean! isn't it nice when a new top brings outfits together and becomes a season's favourite?Delete
Love that pretty top. The fabric is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
This is so lovely! I really like the sleeves.ReplyDelete