Thanks for the suggestions on summer tops. Now that I’ve thought about it, I’ve got some good ideas going.
Momawake suggested that I shorten a dress. Not a bad thought, I think. Chopping off the bottom half of a lot of dresses makes them look rather incomplete, but I think this Vogue dress would possibly lend itself well to such an application:
Mikhaela suggested sweetheart neckline knit tops. Check. I love this Simplicity pattern.
Mikhaela also got me thinking vintage with all the lovely linking to her own stash of patterns. I found this pattern on Etsy–Ooh, I’ve got big plans for this one that involve a beloved Britcom. More on that later.
And this…oops, not a top. Focus E!
A lovely PR’er was offering her old Burdas for cheap. I picked up 2/2007 and found this lovely in it:
It has gathered sleeve caps, which I hate, but they don’t look too poofy, so maybe I can handle it.
Lots of dresses in this issue too, but I won’t bore you.
My last pick is Burdastyle Ute.
When this pattern first came out, I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. I blame it on styling. I love the tie-neck and the princess seams. I think the sleeves have darts in them at the top instead of gathers, which weirds me out less. I like the shaped sleeve bands–interesting. The Peter Pan collar variation is fun too. Burdastyle users’ Utes
all look great too, so why not?
Much to think about…
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