I decided to make this top again. I first made it (with the tie neck) about 3 years ago. It is still the shirt I grab most often on the weekends. The first time I made it in a natural colored linen and it is just so super comfortable that I love it. I decided to try it again. I want to figure out which clothes I gravitate toward most often in my wardrobe and why. Is it the style? The fabric? The color? the fit? I want to figure this out so that the clothes that I make will be things I will wear all the time. This time I made the top in a crinkle rayon. It is a mini navy and white houndstooth, but it's really hard to see that in the picture. I KNOW that I have to wear fabrics that feel good. I have some cute tops that I purchased over the years that I never wear just because I don't like the way the fabric feels. Rayon is one of my favorite fabrics. It is usually soft, drapes well, and breathes. This is the old Textile Studios Marseilles top pattern.
The other top I made this week is a Marcy Tilton pullover. It is Vogue 1085. The fabric is a deliciously soft rayon knit that I bought at Josephine's when we had PR weekend in Portland. I'm really happy with this top. It is interesting that this top has a little weight in the front to pull the neckline down against the body. It really works well.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 8:59 PM