We had some warm and beautiful days two weeks ago. I wore a few days Summer clothes and also started thinking about makes for the coming Summer. I came across this back button boxy top on internet. Fibremood showed the Josie Boxy Top. In this case: One and one makes one. Time to start finding some fabric for my version.
Preparing the Fibremood Josie Boxy Top pattern
I’m a huge a fan of refashions and found a discarded dress in my stash with a beautiful floral design. With some small alterations and playing around with the pattern pieces it was doable.
I drafted a sleeve pattern and carefully unpicking the dress with a seam ripper. Drafted neck facing patterns and made the Top 5 centimeter longer to fit my body height.
I used the locker and sewing machine to sew my Top together. This Josie boxy top is an offshoot/pattern of the Josie top and has side slits. These side slits are added to my boxy versie. My button placket is three centimeters longer so I’ve seven buttons instead of the suggested five.
Time and Costs
Time: unpicking the dress 60 minutes; pattern alterations, drafting sleeve and neck facings 60 minutes; cutting 45 minutes; stitching and finishing 6 hours
Costs: pattern is free for Fibremood members; pattern printing €0,50; yarn € 2,50; interfacing € 0,50; buttons € 3,50
Black and Dark Blue Cloth Combinations
My version is made in size 38 and in contrary to the fabric advice made in a sheer fluid drape fabric. My Top is light to wear and flows nicely over my body.
There used to times that wearing back and dark blue together was not done: it was a fashioncrime. Françaises know better and they wear black/dark blue combinations. It’s stylish and looks very classy. I decided to wear this dark blue floral design Top on my black StyleArc Cassie pants with dark blue sneakers. In my opinion? Ten out of ten. What do you think?
I’ve to wait for about three months until I can say ‘on y va’ but this combination will be for certain in my suitcase.