Monday, May 26, 2014

Blue Sunday Top

In my last post you would have seem my brand new top - until now unnamed and unblogged.
I have decided to call this wee top the "blue Sunday" top - because its blue and the first day I wore it was a Sunday. I'm extremely imaginative. 

I have to admit, this top almost didn't come into existance - I bought this fabric some time ago at fabric a brac and I was certain it needed to be a top. When the Sewaholic Belcarra Blouse was released, I was sure it was the perfect pattern for the fabric.

But it turned out I didn't really have enough fabric for the blouse, but I thought to hell with it, I'm going to make it work! Seen as the blouse is quite loose fitting I made a size smaller, cut a WHOLE lot of the length off and didn't make the binding. So its not EXACTLY a Belcarra - but its my version and I think it works. 
I DO really want to make this blouse again and next time actually make more of a billowy kind of top. But I love this one for what it is.

Earlier today Rich and I took a walk in central park and it was WINDY - I was brave enough to take my jacket and cardi off for a couple of photos (but only JUST brave enough). Turns out I hated both of the full length photos anyways.

Its the end of March now and very much feeling like winter rather than Autumn. Don't let the clear blue skies fool you, we nearly got blown away walking to the park.

 Here's evidence you should never doubt the strength of the wind in Wellington. I think this happened during a big storm we had last winter.
We saw this walking home and it made me smile - no doubt it used to say something like "Thank You for slowing down" and the rest of the sign has gone AWOL. But I like it just how it is.

11 comments:

Beth Waltz said...

That brilliant blue really works for you, especially with the white necklace. (One must accessorize, accessorize...and moisturize in winter, too!)

Vix said...

That blouse is gorgeous, the fabric is lovely and the colour really suits you.
The weather does seem to have changed for you Kiwis very quickly. Stay warm. xxxx

Vix said...

That blouse is gorgeous, the fabric is lovely and the colour really suits you.
The weather does seem to have changed for you Kiwis very quickly. Stay warm. xxxx

acharmofmagpies said...

The fabric is beautiful, what an amazing color and print! I think it looks fabulous on you!

pastcaring said...

Well, the top may have been slightly accidental, but it works beautifully - that shade of blue is stunning. xx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

How well did that top work out??!! That colour is so lovely on you. Well done. Xx

Meghan Edge said...

I love that top and the color on you is just wonderful! It's starting to get hot here, can I migrate down to where you are for a few months? ;-) I would love cool chilly weather.

Meghan Edge said...

I love that top and the color on you is just wonderful! It's starting to get hot here, can I migrate down to where you are for a few months? ;-) I would love cool chilly weather.

66stitches said...

What a stunning colour, you must be so glad you persevered with it. And I've never seen that sign but I love it too!

wastedfashion said...

Love your Blue Sunday!! Your sewing skills are so awesome!

Helga said...

Your top is pretty pretty PRETTY!
Great colour for you, darl!
XXX