As my grandpa used to say, "It's hotter than Hades!" We're in the mid-to high-90s this week, so I decreed that I must sew at least one more summery topper. This jacket/big shirt is made from white gauze with a geometric pattern in bright yellow, tangerine, red, and magenta. It is a different colorway of the fabric I blogged about here, both purchased from Hancock. I think the colors are so happy and sunny, but for whatever reason, I’ve “named” this topper Fruity Pebbles (even though I’m really more of a Trix kind of gal).
The jacket is Butterick 6005 (OOP), size 12. For this iteration, I added 5” in length to the jacket, so it comes to mid-thigh on me, shortened the sleeves to ¾ length, and added bias cut cuffs.
The shell is tangerine and magenta. The tangerine knit (kind of slubby) is from (I think) FabricMart, with a very soft hand. The armscyes are coverstitched, and I used magenta interlock from the stash for contrast at the neck and the hem.
I’m probably going to wear these tops with white leggings, McCall’s 6173, blogged about here—if I can allow myself to ignore the “no white after Labor Day” doodah. But, hey, if it’s 96 outside, it’s summer to me!
What about you? Do you let “rules” dictate what you will or won’t wear during certain seasons?
Shoe love: I don’t own these sandals, but I think they’d be mighty cute with this outfit. Love the orange! These are made by Frye and are called the Alessia Artisanal t-strap.
Happy sewing! ~ Peggy