I wasn't going to enter this top for Spring Top Week, but Susan was over today and made me put it on for some pics. So, what the heck, here you go.
I got the idea from this Anthropologie top:
It's the first thing I've made using Eloise, and I couldn't have done it without her. I basically draped the fabric over her and marked where I needed to "scroonch" up the fabric (ok, I guess it's technically "ruching" or "shirring", but "scroonch" sounds the most like what I did.)
Then I broke all the shirring rules and went crazy. I shirred in every direction, unevenly and haphazardly, creating bubbles of fabric. It was actually kind of fun - I highly recommend it. Better than one of those silly stress balls for sure. (Aren't you glad I didn't say "for shirr"? Me too.)
Oooh, I love me some navy! Yeah, I know, I'm not exactly the life of the party. I guess now's not the time to profess my love for spreadsheets either.
I actually made 2 other tops as well, but one is black, and not what I'd call "springy", and the other one makes me look pregnant. I definitely enjoyed sewing for me though, and I came out with three tops that I'll definitely wear, and one that I'll wear if/when I'm ever pregnant again :) So, thanks Rae!