Mom O: don’t read any more of this post! Someone’s birthday is coming up…[Mom H, you’re next! Consider yourself warned.]
When your friends and family read your blog it’s hard to give them surprises for birthdays or Christmas. Although to be fair, Mom O (my mum-in-law) picked out the fabrics and tried on this shirt a few weeks ago, so it’s not exactly a surprise. Oh and I called her a few nights ago for some last minute measurements, so if there was any doubt about whether I’d pull through with my threat to make her an original Made By Rae birthday creation, I probably removed it there.
The fabric she chose was Midwest Modern by Amy Butler:
This top is a size 6, as Mom O is super petite, so I could just barely get it on to take a picture of it and had some hopping around the bedroom with it stuck on my head whilst trying to remove it. You may recognize the overall design from the swing tops I made previously. The back is unpleated to make the fit less billowy and the sleeves are slightly different, but otherwise I used the same general design.