OUTFIT DETAILS: top made by me (other tops in this same gorgeous color here, here and here) | dittos jeans (same, different wash) | old ankle boots, similar here | rebecca minkoff bag | sunglasses
A couple of weeks ago I pinned this pretty pleated top. Most of the time it takes me a few months (or even years) to make something I pin, but this one was stuck in my head and I couldn't get it out. Plus, after nearly an entire summer of not sewing, I was getting a major itch.
This shirt was definitely a challenge for me to pattern and create, since I had to determine how the pleats would line up and how the measuring would work out, but I love projects that stretch my sewing abilities. And I love how this top turned out.
My only complaint is that the inspiration top appears to be made of a thinner polyester fabric, whereas I used a more sturdy textured knit for mine, which made the top a little bulkier and result in me looking about six months pregnant from certain angles. The hazards of finishing a project an hour before you shoot it and forgetting to try it on....c'est la vie.
So when you make this, use a lighter weight fabric and you won't run into this problem. Unless you are actually six months pregnant and don't mind looking it. Fair warning.
And don't forget! If you're a non-seamstress, The Modern Girl's Guide to Sewing is the perfect place to learn all of my sewing skills -- check it out right here.
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photos by rad and happy