I absolutely love this pattern! After much searching, I chose this black and white cotton (ANGELA cotton print - Stokes - White) from the Fabricville site; it has a bit more body than intended for the Florence, but it's still a fairly thin and malleable cotton -- it's slightly translucent, too: if you look closely you can see the print through the pockets. But it's certainly not a problem.
The only change I made to this was the hem. It called for a 2" hem, but I didn't lengthen this at all, and liked it the way it was prior to hemming. So I just did a narrow 1/4" pressed hem instead. It's the perfect length for my tastes now.
I absolutely love this as a standalone blouse.
And open as a fun, lightweight overshirt.
And of course as I'd pictured it, under the Bianca as a paired outfit. The only catch here is that the armhole of the Bianca could be 1/2" lower and the Florence a smidge higher to work together optimally, but I'm not complaining. I love them both and adore this black and white print, and the purple corduroy, both available at Fabricville online.
I didn't expect to find such a perfect match of fabric and pattern with this top; but together it's an all 80s hit weekend! I love the fit, the construction, the aesthetic -- everything about this. Another one is definitely in the cards.
What a versatile pattern! Love the open blouse look over the pinafore. A whole new look.ReplyDelete
I love this one! And also how it can be worn in so many different ways. Love a handy pattern like this :)Delete