Is it possible to be stylish in 110+ degrees?
A question asked in Phoenix every summer, where I believe “melted” is a style.
The stash included two yards of an opaque green silk that must hail from the 1980’s when olive green (cranberry and purple) were wardrobe staples!
Some boho tops have a maternity look (been there, done that – not a preferred style). Simplicity 1461 has more tailored Boho lines and includes cup sizes. I used it for an earlier top.
The pattern was modified to add a long button placket and bias binding at the sleeve and neck edges.
Waste canvas was used to embellish this top. The cross stitch pattern was derived from some of the patterns here.
Note to self: Pre-wash. Don’t justify your being impatient with “It is silk”
Once the embroidery is complete, waste canvas is loosened by dipping in water. So silk or not, the lack of pre-washing caused the top to shrink.
The original colors for the embroidery were coral and pinks. They clashed with the olive green. The colors selected were based on a Pinterest color pallate.
Because I did not pre-wash the fabric, the dipping caused it to shrink. In both directions.
Again. Just Pre-wash.
Love the colors! Love the embroidery!
Wish I had pre-washed so it fit better!