All That Glitters


After torrential rain for over a week, the clouds finally parted and warmth returned for a few days over Easter, if briefly.  This morning it is once again raining.  I took the opportunity over the weekend to photograph the last of the summer makes and this one got worn yesterday for a bit of shopping and lunch.

It is of course Grainline Scout.  It is make of a scant yard of shot cotton that I bought from Fabric.com.  When I bought it I neglected to take into account the narrower width of this fabric (110cm wide)
so actually didn't order enough.  



I have played with this fabric and put it back in my stash several times over the past few months before I actually worked out what I could do with it.  Due to the fabric constraints, I cut the top short and added a band to the bottom, also running the sleeves in the opposite direction.

I made a bias binding neck facing out of some co-ordinating cotton out of remnants to complete the top.



I am really happy with how his top worked out and I am sure it will be another regular in both my weekend and weekday rotation. 


Comments

  1. Great idea to segment the top to use the fabric, necessity is definitely the source of inspiration here! I love the sheen the fabric gets in the (brief) sunshine

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    1. I am not usually a blingy sort of person but I also like the way it catches the light.

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  2. Love the sheen on your fabric. Very clever to make it work with limited fabric too.

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    1. I am pleased I put some thought into it because I am pleased with the way it turned out.

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  3. The change in direction on the band has made this all the more interesting

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    1. That is a definite bonus of lack of fabric.

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  4. What a fun top. Great combination of a winning pattern and a short length of unique fabric.

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    1. Thank you! If only all short lengths were so easy to style.

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  5. Ooh, shiny! I'm sure this top will be a great wardrobe addition.

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    1. Blue is one of my go to colours so it should blend in nicely or blend as well as a shiny top can!

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  6. I like the segmented base on the garment too. The glimmer of sheen looks fantastic in your photograph.

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    1. I wish now I had bought the fabric in other colours as well

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