All the colours!
I love, love, love this silk that I snapped up at Tessuti around Christmas time last year. How can you go wrong with ‘all the colours’ in a botanical themed print?
A nearly finished photo on Instagram (reproduced below as it showcases the gorgeous print) tells me that I finished this top six weeks ago.
It was one of those straight off the machine and straight on my back items. I wore the top out to dinner two nights in a row and felt a million dollars in it. Blog photos were taken and then I’ve stalled sharing it. After looking at the photos I’m just not sure anymore. Does this happen to you?
The pattern in question is the Peplum Pullover from Clean and Natural by Tomomi Okawa. A spot of navel gazing has made me realise that the gathered waist (hello elastic!) is just a little too high. This means at some angles the fabric billows in a less than flattering way (see below).
I didn’t have this problem with my first version of this pattern, but using a different fabric does often mean different results. Next time, and yes I’ll be making this again, I’m going to slightly lower the waist point. And don’t worry… the fabric in this top is far too good, and my complaints are very minor, for it not to be worn!
Pattern: Peplum Pullover from Clean and Natural by Tomomi Okawa
Fabric: Silk CDC from Tessuti (sold out)
Alterations: Scooped out the front and back necklines using my TNT woven tee pattern and eliminated centre back seam and closure.
Accessories: Designer green clutch purchased second hand, new-to-me antique necklace and shoes purchased at Florsheim.