(worn with Cherry Blossom Blues, altered to 7/8 length)
My husband (and photographer) is down to the wire finishing his ecology dissertation. We barely see each other except an hour or two in the evening. It’s been that way for weeks on end. Today we got up early for natural light photos! (A Thank You is in order, as he doesn’t really have time to spare for such things. Thank you!)
I made Burda 08-2009-117 last December and marveled at how easily it went together- no closures, no darts. It’s simply a semi-fitted, flattering top. I had the idea to make several in plain cotton without the ruffle and the “Not-A-T-Shirt” concept was born.
Ten months later, I finally got around to trying it. From cut to hem, this took about 2 hours to make. If that. I felled the shoulder seams and went French for the side seams. This photo captures the odd, luminous quality of the batik the best. It’s almost liquid.
The boxy cut doesn’t do my figure any favors (where did my waistline go???), but honestly I don’t mind. Come high summer I’ll be glad the fabric doesn’t skim my body. I find I prefer woven natural fibers for hot weather. Knits don’t breathe as well- besides, I hate the feeling of fabric sticking to sweaty skin.
What kind of clothes do you wear for being mommy? If you work at home, what kind of clothes do you like? What do you think about investing in pretty fabrics and fine finishes for clothes you’ll wash and wear every few days?
Coming soon- Finished Chef-Chos!
Feel free to enter the Pretty, Sparkly Giveaway. I’ll be working with those trims in my next wardrobe “ensemble.”