I’ve had this floral fabric since last year. I’ve been hoarding it for the perfect project, which presented itself last weekend. I have a bunch of Megan Nielsen’s patterns from designing her branding, so I had my cousin and my sister-in-law come over to sew some with me. My cousin made the ruched top (two-toned idea taken from liz) and I started working on the Banksia top.
I didn’t do the button placket on mine, I’m too lazy for buttons. Instead I made the peter pan collar reach all the way around the neckline.
I also added a high-low hemline and shortened the sleeves.
I really like this fabric, it’s light-weight and it’s a fantastic print. I wanted to make sure that I did this pattern correctly, so I followed all the instructions (to a T – which I never do), and took my time with everything. In the end it was so worth it.
Rushing = the difference between handmade and ‘homemade’. I finished all of my edges with a rolled hem. So easy (now that I’ve got the hang of it) and so professional.
This new top is now going to be in tight rotation this summer! Here I’m layering it with a dress I made last year.
- top: handmade
- dress: handmade
- belt: thrifted
- bracelets: gift
- watch: c/o Soft Watch
- shoes: Forever 21