I made this top back in January. I've been meaning to post pictures of it ever since, but thought it would make a nice picture with a very architectural tree in the dunes near here. Only now that I have finally got the top together with the tree, the tree has fallen over. Didn't quite capture the moment, did I?
I made this top whilst on holiday in Noosa, I just traced around a favourite Burda top I had with me at the time. The Burda had a curved yoke, and that was a little tricky to copy on holiday, so I just made the front longer, pinned it on me, and took up a front dart instead.
It is such a favourite, that I almost stop myself from wearing it, so that it doesn't wear out too quickly. Do you ever do that? It goes with almost everything in my wardrobe. ...black pants, red shorts, yellow skirt, white skirt, sandy linen shorts. Dress it up, dress it down. Tuck it in, leave it out.
A day or two after I bought the fabric, one of my sisters sent me a birthday present...a set of bangles that perfectly matched the colours in the top. How did she know?
I bought this silk fabric at Oh, Sew Noosa. Was not very happy with the service. I only bought my length, as I did not want leftovers (I was on holiday after all). Even though it is striped, it was not cut on grain, at either end. By the time I trimmed the ends straight, I had about 8 cm less than I ordered. I think that if you are going to be skimpy with the cut, you had better make sure you are on-grain. So the top did end up a little shorter than I wanted.
Still, I do love it and will wear it until it wears out!