So a friend of mine is having a victorian tea for her bridal shower. I wanted to wear something more dressy and potentially appropriate for the whole victorian tea atmosphere. Channel the spirit. Some looking online brought me to puffy sleeves, floral and/or light fabrics, and lacy details. The whole high neck, floor length thing is getting scrapped for 80-90 degree summer heat.
I had less than 2 weeks to the event when I decided to make a top to go with a white skirt I have with some eyelet detailing at the bottom. No money for fabric so I pulled out some black fabric with a grey floral design on it. One out of two isn’t bad. No money for a new pattern, so enter McCalls 5661 View E. Beyond what I would estimate my skill level to be, but so be it. I’ve committed myself to the project. Pics below, and more info on my blog here and here. I just need to get buttons for the back and do the button holes and I’m done. I’ve been going back and forth on color for the buttons – black, white, combo of both, pearlized, etc. What do you guys think?