Another gem of a title by Mr Loops…
This one is a little bittersweet to post, because I made it shortly before we lost our gal Rosie, and whilst she wasn’t feeling up to being in the photoshoot, I have piccies in the folder that Mr Loops captured of her chilling in the conservatory whilst we snapped outside. I’ll include them at the end.
Anyways… I present frilly blue bum flaps…
I wanted a nice summer top, super light and airy and one I didn’t need to wear a bra with. But as you know my bazookas are ridiculous so that isn’t easy to achieve!
So I used this pattern [NB: affiliate link] from George and Ginger, which is essentially for a boob tube with structured peplum, but I made it with a very light stretch fabric instead, added an inner bra shelf lining with a stronger ponte type jersey, added some thick elasticated straps with a cross-over back (I can’t take weight, especially boob weight on my shoulders because of my arthritis), and made it a bit longer than the pattern called for.
Btw I’m actually wearing pj trousers with it here I literally went through my wardrobe and couldn’t find anything I was happy with to use for the photos except these, lol. In real life I tend to wear them with my plethora of me-made shorts, though tbf I would defo go out wearing it with my pj bottoms!!
Aaaaand a shot from the back. Admittedly I did do the photoshoot wearing a bra as you can see, just to ensure maximum bust haulage, but I’m really happy with the shelf bra and it’s one of my favourite summer tops now.
I’m not 100% sure offhand where I got the fabric from but I’m pretty sure it was poundfabrics, or poundametre.
And last but absolutely not least, a couple of shots of our beautiful gal listening to everything we got up to even if she wasn’t up to meddling/organising
Thanks for making it to the end, I promise that’s the last of the sad tinged posts