6.3.10

It's much too hot

My children have a story book, "It's much too hot".  I find myself repeating this line at least a dozen times a day.  I need a hat to walk 3m from my car to a building.  I carry emergency water and rations just to pick my kids up from school.  I'm regretting not sewing all those summer blouses.  I have been most busy this week, but yesterday, I asked everybody to leave me alone for a while so that I could stitch together a few pieces of cotton voile.  Here is the result.

 

Just looking at that picture makes me feel a few degrees cooler :-)

My inspiration piece was a Paul & Joe top, torn from a magazine.  It has been filed away so long that it was actually different to what I had remembered.



I was going to bodgy my own bat-wing pattern, but decided to rifle through my pattern collection in case I had one stashed away and forgotten about.  I found an Anna Sui pattern, Vogue 2947, which I had previously sewn for my Mum.  Not exactly the same as the Paul & Joe top, but the same sorta feel.  The bat-wings ended up smaller than I remember, but that is probably because I tried on the one I made previously, which was a bigger size.  I omitted the contrast trim on the neck-line, because I had contrast shoulders.  Other reviewers have used a facing instead of a trim, but I just turned in a narrow hem.  I stitched up the centre-front a bit of a ways, so that I would not need a camisole underneath.

Check out the price tag on that Paul & Joe top.  $595!!! must be silk???  Mine is cotton.  The green swan print voile is from EmmaOneSock and the blue daisy voile is from a discount place on the Sunshine Coast (the name of the place escapes me but it is on route from Noosa Beach to Cooroy).  Peter is wondering why I didn't use matching fabrics.  I guess taste will always be individual!

9 comments:

  1. I love the fabrics you've chosen. I dream of warmth - a bitter winter marches on here in the UK.

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  2. That does look beautifully cool. I like to make new hot weather clothes in autumn, that way next spring there will be a few things not worn to shreds when the first really hot weather arrives.

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  3. Looks lovely and cool. I'd like to see a picture of it on.

    Your pool looks fabulous!

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  4. Very pretty top and it does look cool.

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  5. What a fabulous looking top...so cool and light, just like your pool pic.

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  6. It's a lovely top. I can imagine it's perfect for a warm summer day. Great colour too!

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  7. Nice top - the pendant matches the shoulder pieces perfectly. It's cooling down big time here - autumn is on its way, for sure. Hope your days turn down a bit too - though when you make a lovely summer top you do want a decent amount of time left to wear it!

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  8. Not even silk justifies a $600 top... so bravo to yours which is not only thrifty, but just as stylish!

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  9. I love the mixed prints you used for this top. It looks very current, casual, and comfortable.

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