Monday, May 2, 2011

Goody Gum Drops

So I've entered this in Made by Rae's Spring Top Sewalong. I finally managed to convince my other half to take some photos of me in my new top. I have partially delayed a post on this hoping to make a matching skirt, however I keep procrastination and the competition deadline for  is looming.

So! About the top:

The pattern was originally draped for Cure Blossom, and it is insanely difficult to buy what you want at our local Spotlight so I decided to try dying fabric for the first time. Unfortunately, it came out too close in colour as another used in the top; ergo it became unusable. I really liked the colour against the purple fabric, and I had an 'ah-ha!' moment and decided it would also be great as a top.
  • Self-draped previously as a dress, I modified it to be a top.
  • Self-covered buttons, (my Gumdrops!) to be matchy-matchy.
  • My design aesthetic didn't want visible machine stitching, so the blouse is lined and has self-made bias binding.
  • The fabric is cotton drill and what I think is a cotton/linen blend. The pink was originally white, and dyed with Rit dye. 

My favourite part of it all is the back of the top. I'm pretty sure I will make this  design once again, but the plan is with rainbow striped fabric and making a dress.

Oh, and the flower is detachable, as a brooch. I thought it was a cute accent to the top. The idea of the ensemble is the intention that it could become one of the outfits I wear doing balloon twisting. Keeping it cute, unique and colourful! (Just what I love)

Thanks for reading, and please wish me luck!


  1. This top looks great! Love the flower!!!

  2. Love the top! Very cute design and the colours look so fun.

  3. Thank you very much ladies! I started doing a tutorial on the flower, I think I'll have to finish it! haha

  4. Thanks Rebecca! It is fun to wear too :D


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