Tutorial available HERE. Enjoy! :)
Just a quick post as I am very excited about this.
I went to Alamanda (mall) and saw a fabulous retro top displayed on the mannequin at Nicchi. I love the design as it looked so hippie chic. It was in flowy chiffon, but somehow it striked me pehaps I could recreate it in cotton.
Went back, chose the cheapest fabric from my stash (rag quality gingham here), wound up the elastic thread, attacked the sewing machine, and here is the mockup of my knock-off version!
I love it! So easy, I just used 2 pieces of rectangles! The softly shirred neckline gave it a mock turtleneck effect. And the possibilities! This could be a dress or layered on long sleeve t-shirts for cooler weather. I'm sure this design has been around for ages, but I just sewed it up the way my brain thinks would work lol
I'm working on a few more to improve on the technique. I might be brave enough to come out with my first tutorial for this haha, can I?
Tell me what you think ya? :)
Aisha is the perfect model because of her very slim frame. My 9yo loves it and not bothered with the shirred neckline. Not sure if my toddler Hanan would feel the same though lol!