The “Fresh and Free” Top
Fabric: Pink gingham from mom’s stash & refashioned from Buttons challenge.
Pattern: Simplicity 2593 view B
Notions: Thread, self-made bias tape
Time to complete: 4 hours (8 re-runs of Daily Show & Colbert Report)
First worn: Out for a walk last week
Wear again? Not often, but probably
Total price: $0!
I really wanted to make at least one “free” garment during this whole sewing extravaganza. In an effort to make this happen I decided to hack up my less-than-stellar Buttons challenge dress and try to make it into something I’d actually wear. I think gingham is better in small doses on me so I’ve gone with a simple top for summer.
I kept the hem from the skirt – which I didn’t realize wasn’t all that long, so this top is shorter than I usually like to wear. To make this a little more “challenging” for me, I made my own bias tape for the first time! It was hard. I’m deficient at cutting fabric neatly. And ironing took forever.
I’m more pleased with this than its original form, that’s for sure. I’ll probably only break this out when it’s stifling hot.