I’m the one that still makes clothes for a daughter, who really doesn’t need any more clothes.
No matter how hard I try, clothes are unwilling to hang in a nice neat fashion in her wardrobe because they are competing for space. But just one more top won’t make much of a difference, will it?
Especially if it’s a cute Mori top. The Mori top (or dress) is a new pattern by Elegance and Elephants, and I just couldn’t resist making one. Although the pattern has a whimsical feel with it’s delicate flounces. I wanted mine to have a modern edge.
So whilst at the Knitting & Stitching Show a few weeks ago, I spent a good few hours walking around looking at fabric with the Mori top in mind. I ended up buying some beautiful pink linen from Simply Fabrics (and some grey for good measure). But as you can see I didn’t use it. Because I’m the one that changes her mind as often as Ryanair changes it’s prices.
I used a lovely cream cotton with black woven arrows that was given to me by Toya. Thank you so much Toya, it touched my heart to receive this through my letterbox. I lined the sleeves with Kona curry. Giving it the modern feel that I was after.
I had to add a layer of white in between to prevent the the colour showing through. I’m the one that adds 3 layers of fabric to a sleeve and still expects it to drape.
‘The fully-lined bodice has no closures or visible seams’. I’m the one who puts a zip in the back of a top that can fit over a head perfectly fine without one. Well, what can I say? I like zips.
I made the Mori top a size too big in the hope that it will last 2 summers. I’m the one that ignores size guides, I’m not looking for it to fit quite yet.
And just like on the E&E ruffle blouse I omitted the back ties because I’m the one that prefers minimal.
The Mori top was a pleasure to sew, if you want to make one use code ‘MORITOUR’ to receive a 10% discount. Offer expires at midnight (PST) on April 30.