Our friend Kim (the fabulous mother of Eve) approached us recently about reproducing one of her favorite tops. Now, in case you don’t remember, Kim has the most fantastic wardrobe of anybody we know, so we were immediately excited. Somehow she can take ordinary items from H&M and Zara and make them extraordinary. Or maybe that’s just her 5’9″ size 2 body. Whatev.
After seeing some AMH voile at Susan’s house, she became as hooked as we are (insert evil laugh here) and decided to make her new top with it. Susan got to cracking making a pattern and then we all gathered at Adrianna’s for sewing time! Along with our 5 kids. More on that later.
Here is Kim at the controls, constructing her very first garment ever!
And the finished product? Well, we all love it. Susan and I want one. Kim’s reaction: “Voile-ah!”
She chose “coloring garden in citrus” for the main fabric, “pastry line in magenta” for the inset, and “pastry line in saffron” for the elastic waistband casing and sleeve bias trim. We love that pop of color on the bodice!
Oh, and how did those 5 girls entertain themselves without much parental supervision? Like this: