He’s getting much more inventive… he was struggling a little with this title and then I saw the lightbulb go off over his head…
So today, I have for you the most glorious (if I do say so myself because I love it) bardot top, made with a lovely wildflower georgette fabric that I got for only £1 per metre
I love a top like this because my upper arms are the area I’m most self conscious of. The sleeves were actually a fair bit longer in the pattern but I wanted it more summery, and I’m not a great fan of long sleeves, so I made the upper part of the sleeve only about half the length, and also shaped it so that it would be shorter in the front.
Check out that wide sleeve ruffle goodness
And a nice back view.
I used the Lollapalooza top pattern by George and Ginger, the suggested fabric is quilters cotton or lightweight linen, but to be honest I only saw this top in a georgette or chiffon!
I have sooooo much chiffon and georgette for some reason, I’m really not sure why as I don’t use them often, but I can see many of these tops in my future. I’m actually considering making one out of this lovely turquoise open knit fabric (with teeny tiny sequins on) too, I’m not sure if it will work as well, but when I ordered it the company accidentally sent me twice as much as I paid for, so it’s no real loss if it doesn’t work eh
The only big downfall is that I just had my 5th covid jab (2nd booster) at the weekend and now my arm hurts so I can’t wear it atm, lol. I’ll have it back on in a couple of days tho
… oh and I left those flip flops alone for like 10 mins before these photos, and guess who chewed one of them up (the 2nd pair of flip flops she’s tried to destroy now!)… yup it was Lady Arwen!! They are technically still wearable but part of the front of the right one has been bitten off and there are bite marks all over it!!
On the plus side tho, 2 destroyed pairs means I’ve ordered 2 new pairs, a sparkly rainbow pair and a sparkly silver pair!
“What!!! How dare you! I didn’t chew them Mum, it was someone else, shut up!!!”
Hope you like it!