Most of my fabric is bought online, which means that every now and then I am caught thinking, "I bought that? Really?" and I dash back to the computer monitor to compare that little photograph with the fabric in my hand. This was one such case. It turned out to be a whole lot more yellow than I was expecting. With overtones of eighties grandma dresses.
The fabric is a silk georgette with a lovely drape, so I decided to make it into a simple top, using long OOP Vogue 1786 (© 1996).
The only change I made to the pattern was to use bias binding on the neck rather than turn under a narrow hem. The curved hem on the bottom was trouble enough.
I'm still not sure how wearable it is. I road tested it by wearing it to work today when everybody else was out on training. It was certainly comfortable, but now that I have seen these photos, perhaps the trousers are not the most flattering accompaniment.I did try a few other skirts and trousers but have not come up with a winning combo...not that I'm giving up yet.