I know, I know…You are thinking…another top? What’s with that?
Well, hear me out, as the story of this one is pretty exciting.
A few weeks ago, I think I mentioned that we were going on a trip. Our destination was Jaipur, and while the weekend was a rainy one with hardly much chance to explore we did visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. It’s a fantastic little place which documents the textile hand printing tradition in the area using predominantly hand carved blocks. And the best part of the visit was that N got to print her own fabric….
Presenting to you, a little shirt I made with fabric entirely hand printed by Ms. N.
Given my last experience and because this fabric was entirely hers I wanted to make sure we choose a pattern that she liked. The fabric was just enough to make a top and she chose the 2+2 blouse pattern by Oliver+S. I have made this top twice before and love both the skirt and top. Luckily this time around, she didn’t want the gathers on the front, nor the ties, and so with this excellent tutorial by Cindy I could do away with both and in its place have a facing.
N wasn’t too keen on back buttons either, but I wasn’t sure if the forward slit would be large enough to fit through her head (it does), so I decided to keep the back as it is in the original pattern. I have had these buttons forever, and I thing they compliment the pink of the facing quite nicely.
I am happy that I can put this one down as a hundred percent success! For once everything came together well, and N was delighted to be able to wear it to her school picnic yesterday.