Green is my favourite colour
I’m a visual person who is very attracted to colour, and green is my all time favourite. I wonder if that is because I have green eyes?
When the new seasonal liberty prints arrived in Australia late last year, the Oxford print in the green colourway when right to the top of my ‘must buy’ list. At the time I remember thinking… Happy Christmas to me!
For this simple woven long sleeve top I used the Painted Rose Top from Ottobre Design magazine. My two previous versions of this pattern, with the ‘as drafted’ short sleeves, have been staples in my summer wardrobe. I really love fit of this top (bust darts really do make a difference!) and it was therefore a no brainer to lengthen the sleeves and use this pattern again.
In my opinion, sleeve length can often make or break a top. I’m not sure I’ve got it right this time. When I stand with my hands by my side (see photo above) the sleeve and hem length are basically the same. Your input would be greatly appreciated. For next time, should I:
- shorten them slightly
- lengthen them a little, or
- tell me to get over myself as I’ll rarely be standing still with my hands by my side
Pattern: Painted Rose Top from Ottobre Design magazine Spring/Summer 2/2014
Fabric: Liberty tana lawn purchased here.
Alterations: Sleeves lengthened utilising Grainline Stuido’s Long Sleeved Scout Variation Pattern Tutorial. The top was shortened by 3 inches near the hem.
Accessories: New-to-me antique necklace & shoes from Gorman.