Last year I made this sleeveless blouse (scroll to the bottom of the post) from some fabric that was left over from this dressing gown. Well, it turns out that I love this blouse, and have been wearing in the winter with a vest top underneath it. So, naturally, I had to make some more!
Stash was raided, I have come up with some leftovers to make some tops with, but obviously I had to buy more fabric! I spotted a Liberty Lawn remnants sale at Alice Caroline on Instagram, and snapped up two lots of fabric. This one is called "Florence A".
This was a 75cm remnant, and let's just say it's just as well I'm small! I knew I could get a sleeveless top out of 80 something centimetres of fabric after making this blouse, but it still was a tight squeeze! Thankfully, I actually had 81.5 cms, and only ended up with scraps. Here's how it looked with the pieces pinned to the fabric.
|Who doesn't love a good game of pattern tetris?!|
I made basically the same top again, but without the gathers at the shoulder, and with a bust dart instead, and am delighted with the unintentional flower matching across the front!
The second fabric is 1 metre of "Fab D", and I decided to make a sleeveless shirt with this one.
I saw a great idea on Instagram about a faux placket (can't remember who posted it though), and thought I'd give it a try. I wasn't feeling the love about half way through it, but it turned out really well, so I'll maybe to do a "How To" to remind myself what I did.