So, in possibly the second trendiest sewing project I've ever done (here's the first), I present my Put a Bow on It! Librarian Top -- because for some reason, it seemed vaguely like something a librarian would wear? Don't ask how that made sense in my head.
|I had to use Machine of Death as my book to offset the sweetness of the top. |
Excellent book, by the way, and available as a free download to boot!
|My friend Emily got me this sticker, which is pretty much perfect.|
|My best angry librarian face. DON'T DOG-EAR THE PAGES OR BREAK THE SPINE OF ANY OF MY BOOKS, |
OR ELSE I'LL DOG YOUR EAR AND BREAK YOUR SPINE.
|Grabbing a |
I was so glad to be able to use up this fabric. I had just enough leftover to cut the body of the top, and the sleeves were cut from the original, failed top. I also barely managed to squeeze all the binding out of the remains of the black knit, so that's some ultra stash-busting right there. The pattern is my not-a-Renfrew, and the bow is just a rectangle that's been gathered in the middle by a tube of fabric. I tacked it down at the corners and center, and thankfully the pink is stable enough and the black is light enough that it doesn't get weighed down at the neckline.
|Ahh, doesn't that look so much better than my previous attempt?|
|Better yet, that lace is detachable! I suppose I could sew up a skirt that utilizes it, but I really don't need any more black skirts. Unless it's a circle skirt, but then the lace wouldn't fit that hem anyway.|
It's still a little warm to wear sleeves and a non-breathing skirt right now, though, so I'll be saving this outfit for Real Autumn, which, knowing California, probably won't be until November!
|Apparently, autumn is approaching from the direction of the kitchen.|
Have you succumbed and put birds on things yet? Would you wear such an ostentatiously large bow?