It appears Boho Chic is “all the fashion” now. Oddly, by definition, Boho cannot be Chic. “Boho Chic” translates to “Non-conformist Fashion Follower”!!!
All those flowing tops and dresses with the embroidered and embellished necklines – in sizes and cuts for everyone from pre-teen to mature women!!
Making one of these tops seemed like a simple task….unfortunately, finding a suitable fabric was not.
Cotton Voile is not an easy fabric to find….even when one has The Stash.
This handerchief-weight copper-brown and white print piece started life as a curtain. It has spent an unknown period of time successfully hiding among my other Stash Fabrics. I just found it!
The pattern selected was Simplicity 1461, with modifications:
- Yokes and linings were cut along “Sew Trim Here” lines.
- Button loops added to center front of yokes.
- Neckline was lowered and finished with bias binding.
- Sleeves were omitted.
- Body was lengthened and hem curved.
- Additional waistline shaping along center back and side seams.
The embroidery on the yoke fronts is simple counted cross stitch. The yokes were cut from a scrap piece of even weave fabric in The Stash.
The counted cross stitch design is a modification of one of the beautiful historic designs included on this page.
I wish I had found the fabric earlier this summer. Cotton voile would have been nice to wear during the 110+ degree days.
However, the color pallette works for the current 90 degree days of early fall!
Wearing white (sandals, pants or leggings) past Labor Day is always permitted in Arizona – In fact, it might even be permitted past Halloween!!!!