The Tessuti Valerie top. I swear Colette should have called this the ‘Christy top’. I don’t think pattern could possibly scream my style any more! Needless to say there will be many of these in my future.
There aren’t that many pages to stick together and the pattern itself comes together quickly and easily.
I don’t often wear higher necklines, but I love this style and the gathers are just awesome! Subtle, but a super cool and flattering feature. Just what I need for skinny trousers and pencil skirts.
I experimented with my photography today. In summer, my backyard is ridiculously sunny with just a hint of shade along the fence line. Where is best to take photos?? Can someone offer some advice or an opinion?
The only changes I made to the pattern was to slightly take in the sides, as there was a little too much ease for me and I used double fold binding as the fabric was very light and otherwise tricky.
This fabric is a silk crepe from The Remnant Warehouse. I asked Rachel to get it for me, so that I wouldn’t be tempted into purchasing any more fabric. There is clearly more room for fabric in my stash given my holiday productivity, but I want to save myself for our Tessuti shop-a-thon. Speaking of whick – Are you coming?