Ok so I have a bit of a thing for the babydoll with bloomers style of nightie. This make, however, is simply a top.
I was inspired greatly by Amanda of Bimble and Pimble‘s Alice top make. So pretty, yet so cool and comfortable. I made three tops from vintage nightie patterns as a result, two more yet to be blogged about.) It’s become one of my favourite tops.
As you can see I cut the neckline out a bit for coolness, making sure the lines of the neck opening worked well with the shape of the yoke.
I kept the very puffed sleeves, of course – as explained before, it’s an Anne of Green Gables thang 🙂 The first time I wore it I kept seeing the huge puffs out of the corner of my eye and felt quite self concious. But I decided not to adjust them because, well, puffed sleeves! Now after the nth time wearing it I adore them.
I couldn’t get a shot that showed the very pretty yellow trim around the edges of the yoke, but rest assured, it’s there 🙂
I’m stoked by the back. I am definitely improving at adjusting for my short back. (More than just a sway back. I’m very short, or maybe just flat, in my middle back.)
The skirt is my basic skirt pattern I’ve made a million times before, this time in denim based on a skirt I found in an op shop from Glassons years ago. Such a classic style, like the original, I’m wearing it frequently. Long splits at each side make it beautifully cool, even for denim.
One last photo, showing the top with a sash at the waist, my favourite way of wearing it.
And sleepwalking is my favourite way of taking mirror-photos ;-P
Like my garden? I’m so happy with the lime in the left of the outdoor pictures. It is giving a steady crop of little Tahitian limes. Half a lime in a glass of cool water. Mmmm!