Saturday, 22 August 2015
Refashion Runway Sewalong - Boho Chic
I decided to sew along once again with the Refashion Runway entrants and this week the theme was Boho Chic.
My friend gave me this cotton sheet with a fabulous broderie anglaise border around three sides. I realise this isn't the most impressive way to refashion - using an already flat sheet of fabric - but this top is something I have been meaning to make and this challenge just fitted in nicely with the look I was going for.
The pattern is View A from the 'Basic Black' book by Sato Watanabe. The pattern pieces are fairly straightforward but it involved a bit of, shall we say, creative placement to get the border on the sleeves, hem and bodice front of the top.
I did make the bodice pieces a bit wider than the original top suggested as I wanted a very loose fitting top. It could be argued that I went too far in this regard but I still do love the amount of fabric it has... because it can look like this..
I know I've already used this photo but I love it!
Talking of photos I couldn't help seeing what Boho Chic will look like out in the open...
Campsite? Check. Picnic? Check. False ponytail and a hair band borrowed from my daughter? Checkedy check check.