July 13th, 2011
There was a brief period after KCWC where I was riding a sewing high. Many things got cut out a few things got half done and then it fizzled. This top didn't help with the fizzling. I just kept screwing it up at every turn.
The fabric was supposed to be this orange linen with sort of hand drawn white flowers. Pretty, right? The problem was flowers don't grow sideways. Damn. It took me a while to pick another fabric I like, because I'm trying to find a place where my kids and I can both be excited about the clothes I make. I don't want hyper stylish kids dressed in all gray, but I don't want them to have free range picking out the fabric. Does that make me a mean mom? whatever. I'm the one sewing it. Also, I get to make the rules, so there.
I picked up this fabric at a swap (thanks Lil!) and though there wasn't as much as the pattern called for it worked out okay. It hangs a little weird in the front, but I'm probably the only one who notices. The pattern is awesome by the way. It's a free tutorial called the apron top tutorial. The yoke is so simple and pretty. I bet it would look great with stripes. It was originally a halter top, but my daughter can't stand them so I went with a criss cross deal. Jump! Jump!