Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sewing Bug

I've had the sewing bug lately, but have been so scattered that I couldn't figure out what I wanted to make. Originally, I thought I would make the Sencha blouse from Colette Patterns, but didn't have enough material (and the nice pearl covered snaps I bought for the back had mysteriously disappeared, as well).

Lately, when I need to sew something small and uncomplicated, I sew a new top for Vivian. I made a couple of peasant tops for her a couple of months ago and love them so much, I decided to draft a new one.

This version is even easier to make, as there are no curves around the neck. Small bodice panel and some kimono sleeves slapped on to a gathered skirt and voila!

Excuse the blur as my camera was acting up and Viv refused to stop moving. I love the fabric--a vintage find from the Pasadena City College flea market.

I know that Viv's willingness to love every item of clothing I make for her won't last, so I'm trying to take advantage of it while I can!



Annika said...

Oh, I want to make a few dozen of these for Gracie. Is this a pattern you can share?

Sara said...

Absolutely. It's more of a formula than a pattern. I'll try to write up some directions or a tutorial soon.

Ellen Bloom said...

ADORABLE dress! LOVE that fabric! It's 1968, right?

Melissa said...

Love it! Totally adorable!

Sewandthecity said...

Just found your blog, and this top is absolutley lovely!