Do you ever go to the op shop find some fabric you just love, fling it over your shoulder because your hands are full of other stuff (this is a good day!). Then you get home and realize that slippery little sucker has fallen off your shoulder and got left behind. And then you go back a week late just of the off-chance it is still there – and it is!!!
Welcome to the top that was “meant to be”.
An alternative title could be the “Polyester Prada Knock-off” Top.
This photo is from: http://www.teampeterstigter.com/catwalk/trend-report-ss2011-walk-the-line/
Or the “Don’t you hate it when you finally donate that fabric you’ve had hanging around since the 1980’s,then it becomes fashionable again” Top.
The pattern was a size 10 – which escaped my notice until I had finished the whole thing! Luckily it just fits and is meant to be worn tucked in (80’s style) so if I made this pattern I would make less snug so I can wear it out with out it bunching up weirdly. Should have done a toile.
It’s green week at the Sew Weekly for St Patrick’s Day. I know this is not very green. I love to wear green and I think I wear it a lot – but I found I had very few green fabrics in my stash and I wanted to make something quick.
Fabric: Polyester remnant $4
Pattern: Simplicity 5843
Notions: Interfacing from stash
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: To church, then the park for photos
Wear again? Yes, to work
Total price: $4 – but looks like hundreds – gotta love that!
Plastic jewellery and glasses – op shop – really cheap
Shell Earrings – from a friend