Have you met Passiona over at Le Coutureve? She makes some pretty groovy stuff, and not even just for herself. One of my favourite projects of hers was the outfit she made for her Nanna. One of my daydreams has been to sew something fabulous for someone that the fashion world may have overlooked...she didn't just dream it, she got on and did it. Most inspirational.
Well, Passiona had a super-generous give-away and I ended up with a piece of Missoni. Gorgeous fabric, but being a gift, I felt a little pressure to do something worthwhile with the fabric. This pressure meant that it took me a long time to decide what to make.
My first thought, as with almost any knit print, was to make a boxy sort of boat neck top.
summery missoni tank styles I had seen.
One of my most favourite Missoni garments is the dress captured by the sartorialist. I could make a dress, albeit a very short one. Could be cute, poolside, over a bikini.
dress I could channel her grown-up look with a simple skirt.
These outfits have all been snapped symmetrically. Imagine the possibilities when I start mis-matching snaps!
As you can see, I've had a lot of fun with this project. Whilst none of the looks may be as perfect as a single garment may have been, they are mostly very wearable. I wore this garment at least 4 different ways during my Christmas down south...as a shrug, a skirt, the cowl necked tank and the V-neck top (my favourite look).