Don't you hate it when you have to repeat a photo shoot? I made myself a new top a few weeks ago, but had to wait before I could share it.
This is my new top - the Foxglove top by Selvage Designs.
I just love the hemline of this top. I am not the biggest fan of hi-low hemlines, but this time it just spoke to me. The pattern was released during our winter so I had to wait patiently to make this top. Seeing gorgeous Foxglove tops my friends from the Northern hemisphere were sewing did not make waiting easier! Heidi was involved in testing, and isn't her top lovely? Monica looks like a supermodel in hers. How cool is Teresa's version? Renee made a knit version to escape Australian winter (lucky duck).
I made my Foxglove from cotton/linen blend I purchased at my local Spotlight. I loved the funky print, however my husband and daughter did not share my enthusiasm. Would you like to know what my husband nicknamed this top? 'Lungs with no heads top'. Little Monkey just said it was 'bweeey'. Whatever. I am the one wearing it and I am very pleased with it!
The pattern is designed for ladies 167 cm tall. I am almost 170 cm. After making a muslin I decided I wanted to lengthen the front pattern piece. Showing off tummies might be OK at 16, but not at 36. In my case anyway. Lengthening the front pattern piece by 3 1/2 cm allowed me to keep the dramatic hi-low hem and look respectable at the same time.
I also lowered the armhole opening (surely there is a nicer term for this) by 2 cm. It just feels more comfortable for me to wear it this way. This my friends is the beauty of making things for myself - I can alter them to fit my body. Or at least give it a go.
So why do you think I wanted to repeat the photo shoot? Well because someone wanted to 'help' take the photos. Define 'help'! Cute definitely. Helpful? Doubtful, very doubtful.
Maybe Little Monkey was not the most helpful photographer, but she sure made taking photos fun!
I am simply in love with my Foxglove top. It is super comfy, perfect for hot Australian summers. And it was very easy to make. I am sure there will be more of these in my wardrobe!
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