A princess, a rock star and me!

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When planning or sewing this top, not once did I think that I would blend in with my surrounds.

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Well, I was totally wrong about that!  How cool is this Princess Leia meets David Bowie mural in Bunbury Street near the Footscray Community Art Centre?

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Do you recognise the pattern?  It’s another version of StyleArc’s Courtney top… my third!

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Like my last version, I…

  • raised the neckline by 3/8″ (1cm)
  • used bias binding as a facing for the neckline finish
  • adjusted the pattern for my 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulders
  • shortened the top by 1″ (2.5cm)

I know that might sound like lots of changes, but for me it’s the difference between a top I’m going to love and wear and a top that will end up being re-homed.

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I purchased this cotton seersucker from the Fabric Store in Melbourne a few years ago and I love both it’s colour and texture.  It’s also a bonus that it doesn’t need ironing!  Using stash fabric is something I hope to focus on a bit more this year.  Is that one of your 2018 goals too?

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Pattern:  StyleArc’s Courtney Top
Size:  8
Fabric:  Cotton seersucker from The Fabric Store (several years ago)
Alterations:  Raised the neckline by 3/8″ (1cm), different neckline finish, 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment, and shortened the top by 1″ (2.5cm)
Outfit:  Me-made Reef Shorts, antique beads and Ecco sneakers
Photo Location:  Bunbury Street, Footscray (between the train line and the Footscray Community Art Centre, Melbourne)

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