Following on from my first split bottom top, I made a second one to wear on the Singapore Perth leg of our trip home from our recent holiday, as we were arriving in the middle of the day and I knew it would be hot outside. This is taken after a very long flight from London, so I look remarkably perky – it must have been the new top!
Given that it was in a space bag with the trousers for a month prior to this photo, it is remarkably uncreased. It has since been laundered and ironed and put in the wardrobe where it acquired as many creases as in the space bag!
The top is from my self-drafted pattern, which I made in my class at Workspace-FADS, and I made it from a lovely fine, light, silk/cotton blend that I think I bought at The Fabric Store in Sydney, but wouldn’t swear to it.
These tops are really comfortable to wear in our warm weather, and they go with a wide variety of bottoms. Here I have them with my grey trousers of indeterminate age and fabric, but which I love. I’ve also worn it with my new culottes. All the seams are Frenched (can I say that??) and everything used came from my stash.
This won’t be the last of these tops that I make, but it might be the last that I show you, unless I modify it in some way. I have got a bit of a yen to make it from a knit and make it a little more fitted. I don’t need to undo the buttons at the front to get it over my head, so I might eliminate the placket and do something interesting with the front. I also fancy a colour blocked one – yep, on second thoughts you might see more of these!
Other details: the orange shoes are divine oxfords that I bought in New York, and the thongs are The Rubz from Heaven Wrapped – hardly been off my feet since I bought them.