Sunday, February 17, 2013

Glittery Jersey

I mentioned in this post that I have started working on my Evening Collection for the 2nd half of my SWAP.

My wardrobe has very little evening styled garments in it, and during the year I do have a number of dressy occasions to attend and this hopefully will reduce the mad sewing for an event for a while.

When Ann from Gorgeous Fabrics posted her Gala Top I quickly popped over to her online shop and found some fabric named Disco Glam Jersey - Bronze and just had to have it.  Luckily my boss was in the USA at the time and he so kindly agreed to be my courier. 


When this arrived, I knew exactly what it would be, it has such a wonderful drape! 

Another KS 3740 the wonderful cowl top, but this time I have made it sleeveless.

For this version I have:
  • taken out 1cm (3/8") from the underarm to tapering back to nothing 4cm (1 1/2") lower
  • as the fabric has a bit of weight to it, I have added a ribbon across the back neck to keep it from falling off my shoulders.

So here is my first top for the Evening Collection of my SWAP.




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Stash Out:  4.95m
Stash In:  0


13 comments:

Gail said...

Totally glam, and very versatile. I like the idea of including evening wear in a SWAP. I'm very random about special occasion pieces. They tend to be one-off pieces that don't integrate well with other parts of my wardrobe. You've definitely got me thinking!

Cherrypix said...

Very elegant! I can see it with a gorgeous long swishy skirt?! Velvet? chiffon? with a wide belt? Or wide leg trousers? A very versatile top!

Jo Lynn said...

Now that is stunning fabric! I like the combo of sleeveless and cowl neck. Nice about adding the ribbon support - I'll have to tuck that away in my tips-n-tricks bank. Well done!

BeaJay said...

That is a lovely top. Very glam. Love the cowl neck.

Dixie said...

This beautiful top should integrate well with both dressy and more casual garments. It looks very slinky and - dare I say? - sexy.

Dilliander said...

This looks very glam Sharon, perfect for evening events and special occasions! A lovely top that showcases the beautiful fabric :)

velosewer said...

This top can be evening or day wear. It looks great.

Leonie Picton said...

This is a beautiful top. No wonder you were so excited about the fabric. Enjoy wearing it!

Carolyn said...

Absolutely glamorous, and the perfect design for that gorgeous fabric. You have the most wonderful eye for colours. You pick all my favourites for your creations :)
Looks fabulous with your white jeans too.

Kristy said...

I love that the cowl neck has that lovely drape but doesn't reveal too much decolletage - what a great pattern. And that fabric is the perfect colour for you too

Gabrielle said...

Woohoo, very glam! The colour and drape of this fabric are really lovely on you; I'm sure this will be a top that gets a lot of (evening) wear!

sandra said...

Oooh sparkly fabric! Looks great with your white pants. I bet it will work with denim as well!

Janine said...

stunning. I think it could be incorporated into your daytime wardrobe as well.