After (mostly) liberating myself from commercial sewing patterns, I've started looking at clothing completely differently. On more than one occasion (and particularly when the item carries a hefty price tag!), I've tried on a top or a dress, or saw something online and thought, "I could make this!" I've started a Pinterest board to collect these ideas, and this top from Boden was one of my first entries:
|(Photos from bodenusa.com)
than the original (not entirely intentionally, I'm afraid, though I do like boat-necks), but I like the more fitted silhouette.
For the neckline embellishments, I used 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and tiny buttons--no necklace needed with this top!
Too bad I'm on summer break because all I need to do is put on a cardigan and I'm ready for lecture!