Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shirred Strapless Top

Well, here's the latest project. I love how light and airy it feels, so much so that I had to keep checking to make sure it was still there! Haha. I think this will be a great one for summer. Although, I don't much like wearing strapless bras, so I'm thinking of adding straps. What do you think? I kind of like it how it is. Hmm...

This is how I wore it yesterday, while looking for new glasses. Somehow I felt better yesterday, but today I'm feeling sick again. Hmph. I picked out a pair of frames that are a lot less noticeable. I can't wait to wear them! Anyhow, I wore the shirt with a pair of khakis and a yellow cropped cardigan. I found the necklace in my jewelry box, a necklace from Target, I think, that my grandma gave to me in high school. I actually got several compliments on it! See, things don't have to be pricey to look great! 

Here's the back, all shirred and pretty! It's a little longer in the back. This is a much more comfortable version of the style I used on my dresses last year. Just as time consuming, but not as bulky, and adds a lot more stretch. I've seen a few people use shirring as waistband for skirts. Thinking about that one. I'm thinking of pairing this top with these shorts from Gap.

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I'm loving all the pretty shorts they have out right now. I also like these shorts in yellow. I ordered them this evening (thank you, tax refund!) at 25% off. Woohoo! What fashion is inspiring you lately?

It is finally warm enough to put our palm on the deck. I love how it makes the deck feel more lush and tropical, especially with the blues and greens of the cushions. So far, it is the only plant taking up residence. But...

...this morning I found these guys! They're the nemophilas. I don't know if my impatiens are going to looks like they need to be sprouted indoors, and I skipped that step. I'm hoping the other flowers are just waiting for warm weather. *fingers crossed*


  1. Great top! I really need to try my hand at shirring. It seems like a pretty easy thing, but I'm pretty scared!
    I'm LOVING the floral jean trend. I haven't figured out how I'm going to get some, but I really want some!

  2. How did you make this top? I love it, I'd like to make one as a gift to my friend for a concert next month. This exactly what she wants


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