I'm a day late, but hopefully, better late than never...I always hope anyway!
Today I am doing a repeat of an early FFPF piece. As I've told you, Cennetta of http://themahoganystylist.blogspot.com/ is the chairperson the upcoming Haute Couture fashion show. She has decided to make one of my little patterns the group pattern. Each year, at least for about the last 5 years, the chairperson has chosen a pattern and then all who would like to participate are encouraged to make the pattern and interpret the pattern in their own style. The audience loves this as they are always amazed to see the unique interpretations that everyone comes up with. This year Cennetta wanted to add a little twist to the group pattern by encouraging everyone to try their hand at a little pattern drafting.
The pattern that she chose is the Any Which Way Top. You can see the original post with all of the instructions here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2011/08/fabulous-free-pattern-fridays-but.html
Pictured below is that original top and the various ways it can be worn.
1. The neckline is not as low as the other versions, so I will not be able to wear it over my shoulders.
2. A band was added to the hip. I did not add ease to the hip band as I want it to rest on my hips and hopefully stay in place.
3. A rectangle was added for the skirt. To give the rectangle a little more flow, rather than make the rectangle exactly the same measurement as the band, I left it the full width of the fabric and added shirring on the sides. You can see the shirring below. To give the shirring a little more of a vintage twist, I did 6 rows of shirring. The threads were pulled to the back and tied securely.
Each of these pieces were all made with simple rectangles and triangles. Simple shapes that can give you a number of different looks.
As I said, I will be wearing this dress today, so I will post pictures later today. I can't wait to wear the shoes!!!!! A hint, they're pink velvet.