As it happened, I managed to convince my kids to walk to Tessuti from the Australian Museum last school holidays. Why not right? The visit was possibly one of my most relaxed. The kids were a little exhausted and armed with new books which meant they were happy to sit on the lounges and read. I normally go to Tessuti on the way in to the city for our school holiday adventures and those trips are generally a stressful, whinge fest. This hasn’t got anything much to do with this garment, except that I purchased this fabric during that visit and the Tessuti staffers complimented me on my kid’s behaviour, which is always nice and probably a little too rare these days. Win, win!You know when you see a piece of fabric and you just know what you want to make. Sometimes those makes can be a little random and this was one of them. I wanted a higher neckline, sleeveless top with a placket and centre pleat. I tried to find a pattern for what I was after, but in the end fudged this together myself.
I’m really pleased with the end result. The fabric is divine – lightweight and smooth. I really love the style and have found it very easy to wear with both black and blue denim skinnies.
I don’t have too much more to say about this. It is exactly what I wanted to make and I’m happy about that. It’s not a terribly appropriate make in the weeks leading to winter, but I know it will be a well worn piece regardless. (Maybe with a skivvy underneath right Emma?)
More garments will follow shortly. I’ve been quite diligent in taking photos during my first wear of a new item. Yay me!