DIY top, finally photographed.

I made this pink floral chiffon top almost exactly 5 years ago, but have not had it photographed while being worn. Finally I did a few days ago! It’s the middle of winter in Queensland, yet it was up to 25 degrees Celsius in the afternoon on the day. Gotta love the warm sunny winters here (not the humid sweaty summers…). I do need a cardigan during the day, but I didn’t have to ‘brave the cold’ or anything when I had these pictures taken. However, due to Antarctic winds, currently we’re having the coldest weekend in Australia in 15 years (2000 was THAT long ago? Eeeekk). 

Read about the design and construction process in the original post (link above).
Read about the design and construction process in the original post (link above).

 

The garment.
The garment.

 

Pictures taken years later...
Pictures taken years later…

 

The petals have frayed more due to machine wash, but I don't mind it.
The petals have frayed more due to machine wash, but I don’t mind it.

 

If I was to make this again, I would widen the arm holes. Also because I've gotten more fleshy over the years :P
If I was to make this again, I would add more flowers, lower the neckline, increase the shoulder width and widen the armholes.

 

floral chiffon top (4)d

Hoping to sew more garments…I keep making other crafts instead! I think it’s because I’m more of an instant gratification type of crafter. Dressmaking takes a lot of time. I need to work on my patience.

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3 thoughts on “DIY top, finally photographed.

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  2. Wow 5 years?? So funny, it still looks so cute and in style, love the sleeves . And props to you for managing chiffon, the neckline looks really good. I totally agree with you on the immediate satisfaction thing but I feel like if you get over the hump of getting started on a big project, the pride from finishing it is worth it :D

    • I basically made 3 garments 5 years ago and for some reason totally dropped dressmaking until about a year ago! Thanks, your enthusiasm is inspiring me to try get over the hump!

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