I’m following M of Nonsuch’s mathematical approach in one of her recent blog posts
“I want to sew this fabric” + ”I want to make something with flounces” = new top
I’ve been wanting to sew this fabric for a long time. It came from Liz of Designer Fabrics Australia. I am simultaneously wishing Liz was still actively managing her stash by making it available for sale, and relieved that she isn’t!
[image from Lizs blog post ]
So many things to love about this fabric: border print, yellow, the tribal and ethnic style of the pattern, Hugo Boss provenance and that its been made into a frock worn by an Aussie girl who met a Prince in a pub in Sydney and then married him and lived happily ever after in a palace in Denmark.
I have also become enamoured with flounces*. This BurdaStyle pattern from last July (07/2017 #119) quickly became my new favourite .
The flounces are like a cross between a cape and a sleeve.
Burda says this pattern needs a fabric with two good sides. Mine has a right and wrong side, but the difference is subtle. I constructed the sleeves opposite to Burda’s instructions, which meant that the wrong side was on the less noticeable lower part of the flounce.
I did a baby hem on the edges, rather than Burda”s instructions to zig zag and trim close to the stitching. Really Burda?
I added slits to the lower edge, because I am most likely to wear this top like a tunic
It can be worn tucked in, but that’s not my preference, especially with this deep border print.
Much nicer untucked
* Don’t worry. Flounce obsession seems to have passed