The “Autumn Parading” Top
Autumn parading as spring, that is!
Fabric: Scrap from the op-shop, 20c
Pattern: None (inspired by this tutorial: http://freshlygiven.com/blog/diy/tutorial-grandmas-skirt-to-blouse/)
Notions: Grey bias tape, op-shop, ~50c
Time to complete: ~3 hours? Maybe less?
First worn: To take pictures in :)
Wear again? Why not?
Total price: ~70c
I picked up this little scrap of fabric months ago (I think it might have been an old pillowcase or bedsheet…) with the plan of making a top or something out of it, but it had been a case of out of sight, out of mind…. until I saw the Pantone Spring Colour challenge was coming up!
Hmmm, what do you think?
Maybe the green is closer to being a mix of Margarita and Starfish, than Margarita itself…. but I think the general feel is there! :)
Around this time, Oona posted an “Oona does it!” challenge, in which she used a tutorial from Freshly Given, and the idea for this top was born! It is pretty much just a square with a hole for my head and some ties.
In the original tutorial, the sides were left open, but I found it a bit gape-y and stitched them up! The ties can be tied at the back or front.
Bow tied in the back:
Bow tied in the front:
Yep, that second last photo was me trying to be creative with some flower petals… and I don’t know why I look so grumpy in the last photo!
For such a simple top, I actually rather like it! It isn’t very fitted (no darts or anything!), but is easy to throw on with jeans, and I hope to wear it several more times while the weather is still warm… Autumn really is parading as spring here at the moment! :)
For your amusement, some more petal throwing attempts. Why yes, I did get hit in the face…