On Sunday morning it was unexpectedly too sunny to weed... no, I can hardly believe it either!
So I thought I would stay indoors, cut out a Sencha blouse and start prepping the tailor tacks.
But while looking for the fabric, I came across this polka-dotted cotton, and suddenly a fully-formed plan popped into my mind and it was: go, go, go! Sew, sew, sew!
Your Honour... a badger made me do it ; )
This pattern was sent to me by Scruffy Badger and I fully admit that my interpretation is totally inspired by her recent pin-dot blouse refashion.
Plagiarism or tribute? You decide!
Vintage cute factor? TICK
Simplicity 1388 from 1955 in size 32"
Fabric: one yard of dotted navy /white cotton. I think it was from Favourite Fabrics at eeebaaay, but I am not sure.
A relic from an early internet craft swop experience from a girl whose alias included "limone".
Sorry, wherever you are, I can't remember your name, but thank you so much for these buttons, they have finally found their perfect placement!
Two short zips: one at the back of the neck, one at the left side hem.
Bias binding for the neck and armholes.
A remnant of Ric-Rac from my Lola apron
Very very 50's-cute! I can imagine wearing this with capri pants, a headscarf and cat's eye sunglasses, sitting on a Vespa in Milan!
Crikey Roo, calm yourself, it's just a top!
Yeah, well maybe it is just a top to you, but to me it is absolutely full of fun and rockabilly attitude!
My only regret is that I used the only bias binding I had, and it shows a bit under the arms.... bright yellow polka dots are anything but shy and retiring! But I expect I will mostly wear this with a cardigan on top, since I don't exactly live in a Mediterranean climate, despite my tall tales of "too hot to garden"!
It is typically 50's-short, so can't be worn with my low-slung jeans, but is perfect with high-waisted trousers, or the wiggle skirt I have yet to make! It would be great with a red circle skirt...!
In summary: I got my sewing groove on, and I like it!
And what did FL say?
"It's a bit... Disneyland...?"
To which I replied:
But darling, I needed something new for the Royal Wedding! ; )