The How Soon Is Now Top
Fabric | Chiffon
Pattern | A self drafted pattern drawn from my vintage kimono.
Year | Right here right now.
Notions | Nahdah
Time to complete | This American Life podcast about Mike Daisey and the Apple Factory then his sad apology over fabricating the whole story…Brilliantly unbelievable.
First worn | Spinning around my lounge room pretending I was a rare bird.
Wear again? and again and again and again…
Total price | $6
You see that very first pic up there with my arms out showing you those wonderful kimono sleeves? If you stare at it long enough you will notice the flaws, I shouldn’t really point these things out because it may change your mind on whether you like this piece or not; either way, flaws and all I’ll be wearing it again and again. Flaw 1: The fabric was so damn slippery the sleeves are out of whack with the pattern, only just. and Flaw 2: I wished I had thought about the positioning of the band that travels from the bottom up around behind my neck back down the other side, see how it’s white on my left? arrr If I unpick the right hand side and turn it around this top would be perfect. Do you think I could be bothered unpicking after I finished it? I will at some other stage unpick and re-sew because it will make all the difference on a visual scale. The out of whack pattern on the sleeves I wont worry about, at first glance it’s really not a bother and it’s highly unlikely i’ll be wandering about with my arms flapping about like a bird.
Now that we have gotten over the flaws we can move on and enjoy the drape of this top. This is what I love, I love how this top falls, it’s flattering to my body shape and looks chic, and I particularly love the print and it’s versatility, a perfect day to night outfit. When I’m over wearing this out n about it can move down to nightwear, why not!!
There are a couple of special fabrics in my stash some great ankara and ikat fabrics I had picked up from my local op shop, I have big plans for these, the most precious piece of fabric I have in my stash was sent to me by the wonderful Kat, this amazing piece is currently draped over my dressmaker I stare at it daily waiting for the perfect vision to come forth before I set my scissors onto it I need to be 100% sure, when that vision appears it will be the best sewing day ever. Thanks again Kat xx. This handmade—slightly flawed top, is proudly brought to you by The Smiths-How Soon Is Now. After all I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does. *wink*