Hope everyone is having a relaxing holiday season. It’s a heatwave here in Aus and these tops are perfect – two Style Arc Esme tops.
I made this top from scraps left over from a (disastrous ) mother of the bride dress. That dress might have been a failure but it did yield silk jersey scraps.Such a luscious and luxurious fabric. This make has some hidden seams where I’ve pieced the scraps together (in the hem turn-ups) as well as some more obvious ones ( on the collar).
The pattern is Style Arc EsmeThe Esme top can have a stand up collar, but that was never going to happen with silk jersey. It’s sort of good the way it flops around and hides the joining efforts.
I like the side split and the high low hem.
This version is made from a linen knit, also rather luxurious and nice and Chistmassy with the watermelon skirt.
The skirt is Simplicity 2451 that I’ve made before, in a tropical bark cloth look Japanese cotton.I like that it has a comfortable yoke and pockets, of course. I made the shorter version this time in a cotton drill from Spotlight.
Are you getting some sewing time in these holidays?
keep cool (or warm) and happy stitching and happy new year!