It’s time to reveal my next Spring Top! Thanks for all the top love yesterday by the way! I’m so glad you all liked it so much! Maybe you’ll like this one too:
In keeping with my “Keep It Simple” theme this year, I wanted to have a top that would go with more of the skirts and shorts (many of which are patterned) in my closet. With this design I decided to go even MORE basic than a two-piece top (like yesterday’
s) and cut this top from a single piece of fabric. I folded the fabric in half where the shoulders are, then folded it down the center and cut out the basic shape, which you can see is really just a curve under the arms and then goes straight down.
There’s some gathering at the neckline in a few places and a neckband, but that’s basically it! This knit fabric is fabulously soft and really stretchy and flowy. I think this top is going to be one of my favorites. It needs to be ironed a bit so it doesn’t look so wrinkly. Oops…noticed that after I took the pictures. I don’t actually remember where the fabric came from but I’m pretty sure it’s a bamboo blend (thanks Rae, really helpful. *rolls eyes*). Can’t wait to make more clothes from the rest of it, maybe PJs or clothes for the kids.
I originally intended for the top to have a waistband and once it was on I thought it looked pretty good without. But then I took a few pictures….
…and I thought it looked nice with the waistband too. With? Without? This is my problem, I’m a terrible decision maker when it comes to clothing. I’m leaning one way more than the other right now though, just looking at these. What do you think?
Oh wait! I almost forgot to show you my favorite necklace which looks really great with this top….
*puts down computer and goes to take a few pictures*
OK I’m back. Sorry, no tripod for these, but in a rare moment of solidarity my hair is actually looking good today to make up for it (thanks to Mr Rae’s Mother’s Day prezzie of a family photoshoot this morning!):
I bought the necklace back in December at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair
when I was supposed to be Christmas shopping for my family (hee, oops). And now I’ve totally forgotten what the shop was called…think it’s on Etsy. Can anyone help? Anyway she had the cutest fabrics mounted on necklaces, perfect present for a fabric-lover I say!
UPDATED: Found fabric necklace seller’s name: Christine Edwards, still haven’t found shop online…perhaps she just sells in person?
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