- the windswept, unironed version (actually this is the only version) -
This top was not part of my Christmas holiday sewing but I did wear it a lot on my holidays and finally got around to taking a photo of it. I actually made it especially for the September holidays when I visited Magnetic Island with my sister and her family.
It was sewn to be used as a beach top. I actually HATE wearing rashie tops (lycra swim shirts) so this is my way of getting sun protection at the beach while avoiding the icky feeling of lycra clinging to my body.
I made it exclusively from scraps of cotton voile and trims left over from other projects. Therefore it is light, airy and cool to wear. I know it's all a bit over-the-top in the colourful stakes, but you can get away with that at the beach right!
In this photo, I'm not so much wearing it for sun protection, but more as a defense against sandflies. We stopped at Sarina Beach for the night on our drive home and went for a glorious walk in the late afternoon leading into dusk. Come dusk, those little beast are always waiting, ready to attack.
For the record, I did flare out this top from the armholes to the hemline quite significantly. I can't remember how much. Maybe as much as my scraps of fabric would allow. I wanted it to be as flowy as possible given it was a beach top.
- shadows in the late afternoon -