The “It Was Meant To Be” Top
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!
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. Prada did lots of stripes for SS2011 -using navy and this shade of kelly green (at least that’s what we called it in the 80’s!!).
Whatever, I am such lucky girl, (and the person who donated it must be kicking themselves) and let me tell you that piece would have not lasted five minutes in Vinnies in Oxford St, Paddington – obviously I live in a very unfashionable part of Sydney. Well not really – it’s just that op shopping is unfashionable here – much to the delight of my friends and I!
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. This is because I have had a set back with my Mad Men skirt – it is way too short – so it needs unpicking and an addition of length – somehow!
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 has not been so sticky hot lately so this little poly number will be just the thing for early Autumn. It was really easy to make – especially as it was already cut out a few months back – another UFO done – hooray!
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