If you couldn't tell from my last post what's been on my mind lately has been Suuuuuummer. Summer is coming, or at the very least spring eventually. So as a result this is one of the many things that has graced my cutting table over the past two weeks:
This is the Quartz Top from the book Grains De Couture Hommes & Femmes (not an affiliate link) by Ivanne Soufflet. I made it in a poly chiffon and lined the yoke with a white cotton voile. I was slightly worried the fabric was going to cause me trouble, but I used a size 80/11 universal needle and aside from some fraying it came together without a hitch. If I'm being honest, which obviously is always ;o), this was meant to be a toile, so that probably took some of the pressure off as well. Also I have made it before but it was in a knit scrap, and I knew the properties of this chiffon-esque fabric would make for a different fit/sewing experience. Anyways, though this was meant to be a toile, I fully intend on wearing it. Every. Single. Day. Well, once summer actually is here that is (over/under 4 months? ha). I might also intend on making about 20,000 more.
In case you couldn't tell, I'm kind of in flowy-bohemian-love. The last time I sewed this, the changes I had to make to accommodate the amount of fabric I had on hand, really didn't do the pattern justice. I knew it could be better, but I don't think I fully understood that until I made this one. When I put this shirt on I feel like I need to find an outdoor music festival to attend so I can put a flower wreath in my hair and spin around in circles. Lol.
...And because I love you guys and I love this shirt, here's an awkward semi-poor quality video of me twirling in it. Lol. Be nice:
Hope you all have great week!