Feeling pretty smug about this one as it almost didn't make it!
Mum picked the fabric on a trip to Birmingham Rag Market in March of last year (my goodness, where did that year got to?!). I think we originally planned to make a skirt with it. But a year on, Mum had forgotten which fabrics she had left so I sent her some swatches. No sooner had she been reminded of this concertina pleated fabric, she came up with this free pattern from October 2015 Prima Magazine.
The drawstring ties you see in these photos, aren't actually the ones in the finished article. These were just temporary until our trip last week to the Birmingham Rag Market again, where we were able to find a suitable replacement
As shown here with silver cording
I have to say that perseverance certainly paid off with this one. Until I got the hang of it, this fabric was a pain to work with. But just look how it turned out. The top I thought I was going to like the least, I like the most! Despite the initial issues with stitching, this has come up trumps. And it suits my Mum to a tee :)
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Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read :)
Dawn :) x