Windswept in Maya
This red chambray version was a toile (from a 65cm remnant) and I have to confess I really didn’t do the pattern justice.
Why not you ask?
Firstly, I didn’t have enough fabric for facings so I just bound the neckline, sleeves and hem with some leftover bias binding I had in my stash. It feels very wrong to use binding when such lovely facings were on offer. I also think the stitch lines from the facings elevate the finished garment. Lesson learnt.
Secondly, I incorrectly made a decision to size down. The resulting top doesn’t give me the required arm movement for everyday mum activities. Rookie mistake.
So rather than dwell on this time, let’s look at what I would do next time:
- Follow the size chart and make a version true to my measurements
- Add a little bit of length to the top to negate my slightly long torso
- Use the facings as per the pattern.
Pattern: Marilla Walker’s Maya Dress/Top
Fabric: Red chambray remnant from Cleggs in the city (yes, it has been in my stash for many years!)
Alterations: 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment. Eliminated facings and bound neckline, sleeves and hem with bias binding.
Outfit: Jeans from Witchery, Liberty silk scarf and boots from Obus (last season).
Photo Location: Eastern suburbs, Melbourne