Just as hubby started taking pictures in the backyard the snake appeared scaring us to the front where the light wasn’t as good. Ugh – it’s the one drawback about summer in the South….
…but there is nothing better than frolicking through the warm summer breezes in lightweight clothes that greet the heat with a smile.
Those cute boutique gauze tops I saw last week might have been tempting had the Marc Jacobs white cotton gauze from Mood Fabrics not been on its way to my door.
Sewing with gauze moved me straight into a peace, love and happiness state of mind – almost.
The open weave of the fabric first reminded me of the sterile material used for dressing wounds, but one quick trip through the washing machine transformed the mummy like material into a softly crinkled cotton sporting a billowy drape.
My pattern is McCall’s 6928 and this is my official ‘just for fun’ summer top.
Sewing twists, turns and knots can easily lead me astray but not so this time. The bow and knot are easy to assemble. Several layers come together where the knot, the bow and the front of the blouse are sewn into the neck facing, but sewing with lightweight fabric prevents bulk from accumulating at the focal point of the top.
The pattern runs large and is quite full, leading me to reduce the armscye and remove several inches from the sweep. However, it was easy to get it just the way I wanted it.
The bow is tacked to the front of the blouse which is another reason a lightweight fabric should be used for this pattern. All seams were stitched and finished with the serger. The bias strip facings were turned and slipstitched, and the top was hemmed with a narrow machine hem.
… so now perhaps, ’just for fun’ I will return to the backyard and charm the snake off of the patio and into the woods
Have a good one!