Wishful Thinking shares projects that catch my eye — and their likelihood of completion.
The bustier top is classy and flirty. Photo via BurdaStyle.
This pattern from BurdaStyle was featured on the site's blog recently, and I instantly was smitten.
Why I like it:
- It's unapologetically feminine.
- Clean lines.
- I am short-waisted, and the top would work well for me.
My construction specifications:
- For my summer wardrobe.
- Made of navy natural fabric with some stretch and texture or small pattern (e.g., eyelet, herringbone). Navy would conceal unsightly sweat spots, should a sweat be broken.
- Donned for a bike date with MVH.
- Worn with full, colorful skirt and espadrilles.
- We are young and carefree! We practice Italian phrases with each other! La dolce vita!
Visiting Milwaukee's lakefront Sunday, May 22, at 38 weeks. My torso isn't exactly bustier-shaped these days. Photo by MVH.
Likelihood of completion (10 = it's practically making itself; 1 = never ever):
- The birth of my first child could happen any day. Carefree? I think not. Super-stoked? Absolutely.
- Along with Das Baby, I'll be spending the summer with a body in flux. Shape-conscious garments are not a wise choice. What the heck size top would I even make? I dunno. And then how long before my shape changes again?
- DB will not be big or strong enough to join us for a bike date this summer, so I'm thinking that's probably out, too.
- By the time my size has stabilized, such a top likely will be out of season.
Have any fun summer sewing under way? Please share! Let me live vicariously through your waist!
- I give this project a likelihood rating of 3. I could definitely see making it for NEXT summer/spring, but I think it's a no-go for this season. Time for more experimentation with other silhouettes. I predict lots of knits.
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