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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

BWOF 04/2009 - 122 Top Finished

A reminder of the pattern;


I thought this would make a cool floaty summer top so I made this in a silk pucci style print. The silk is very lightweight so I added a deeper hem and also some beads on the ties to give it a little bit of weight and help it hang better. 

This is not the kind of shape I usually wear, but there isn't too much fabric to gather onto the drawstring empire waist so it's OK. Unless BWOF have gone completely crazy with their necklines it is designed to be worn over another layer.  Probably not my favourite style, but it will be great for the humid summers we get here and I'm sure I will get a lot of wear out of it. I think this would make a great beach cover up too. 


My drawstring casings were very narrow because I didn't read the cutting instructions properly (well not at all actually) and had just added standard seam allowances.  Never mind, I simply used a very thin satin cording for the drawstring and added some beads at the ends to stop the cord disappearing inside the casing. The instructions have you put in two buttonholes on the front for the drawstring, I just used one at the centre.






20 comments:

gwensews said...

This is a popular cut so you're right in style. It's a cute top and looks nice on you. This would be good to throw on over a tank when you're in air conditioning--using it like a jacket.

j.kaori said...

The print is really cool and the style looks great on you. The beads on the ties are nice. I wasn't sure about making this one as it isn't my typical style, but seeing yours has convinced me otherwise!

Cindy said...

Very cute! I love an excuse to wear silk everyday and this is a perfect blouse for it! In Hong Kong, do you have wide range of silks to choose from?

Audrey said...

So cute. It looks very nice on you, cool and casual, and I love the silk fabric.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great top on you and I love the fabric you chose!

The Stylist said...

What a cute top! I love the fabric and color choice, it is so cool and flowing. The beads are really pretty too.

Erica B. said...

Love that top! What a great fabric choice!

Lindsay T said...

You're right, this would make a great beach coverup. Love that fabric.

2BSewing: said...

Great looking top and fabric. Nice beads. :)

Shannon said...

Great top - I love the fabric and the little beads!

Lori said...

This looks very cute on you.

Vicki said...

Lovely! Very nice fabric.

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Wow....love this ! It looks so chic in the fabric you chose to use.
I was planning to make one in cotton gauze...now you have me thinking in a new direction...thanks for the inspiration!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Very cute! I love your print.

Katharine in Brussels said...

You look great in it! It's a great style for Hong Kong summers. Courage...

Christina said...

The print and the silhouette work well together. I love the beads too.

Alviana said...

very lovely top.
i love the idea to put beads at the drawstring.
definitely will try this pattern after seing ur version :)

Amanda S. said...

You're certainly sewing up a storm lately. This is on my to-do list as well. I think it looks great on you and I love the fabric choice. Perfect for summer!

Tany said...

Beautiful looking top, and in such a lovely colorway!

The MSILF said...

Oooooooo ooooooooo beads!

Thanks for the heads up about the neckline.