This pink top has been sitting in my sewing room part made for about two weeks. I used the upper bodice pattern piece for the sweetheart bodice dress from Yoshiko Tsukiori’s ‘Sweet Dress Book:23 Stylish Outfits from Six Simple Patterns’ and my own pattern for the rest which I made from a drape, just as I did for the cream one I made a while ago with the pretty bridal lace section at the top.
I get a lot of comments on this one and have wanted to make another but took my time thinking about which fabric would be best. I really like it in the cream and was tempted to make one in a similar colour. I think the pale pink was a good choice, though, as I did not have a pink top. I have some more fabric to make another one when I can find the time. It is a pale coffee coloured cotton and a mesh fabric with coffee coloured spots on.
The pink top has turned out better than I thought. Rashly, I decided to do a hand sewn scallop hem because they’re so delicate and pretty. It took so long and it doesn’t even show up in the photographs! I love the pink shell button I chose. It really needed a more lightweight one so that the delicate chiffon wasn’t weighed down. But my heart won out and I used the one I liked (again it doesn’t show up in the photographs). It is a pink disc made from shell with a metal shank which ends in a square of metal in the centre at the front.
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