Happy New Year!
I hope you’ve had a great start to 2016.
I had a lovely time at the beach: swimming, reading, catching up with friends, fishing and … sewing.
He Who Cooks graciously made room in the car for my sewing machine ..
..and.. the overlocker.
He’s a keeper!
Can you think of a better view whilst sewing? We were just south of Tumby Bay in South Australia at Thuruna Campsite, with a lovely group of extended family and friends, right on the beach front.
Given the location, I really should have been sewing bikinis, or cover-ups. But inspiration had previously struck elsewhere, and a top was already cut out of this fabulous ‘shoe’ panel print fabric
Pattern: Burdastyle 07/2014 #108
Size: 36-44, I made a 42.
Fabric: The outer fabric is cotton voile, one of my Mood NYC souvenirs. I lined it with a silky polyester woven from one of Gay Naffine’s designer fabric sales. So sad that there will be no more of these.
Changes I made
This is a cropped top. I lengthened it considerably and lined it. Both lining and fashion fabric were sewn separately at the shoulders and side seams, but sewn together at the neckline before a facing from the fashion fabric was added.
The lining and the upper fabric were separately hemmed, the lining a bit shorter. At the sleeve hem the lining and fabric were sewn together (sort of like bagging a jacket) and since the lining had a smaller seam allowance, the fashion fabric wraps inside a little.
It looks okay tucked in, but then the not-so-neat high heeled shoes part of the panel is hidden.
The big question that still remains is.. what shoes do you wear with a top covered in shoes of every colour?