I used to love gardening. Once upon a time, I would go into my garden and a couple of hours would disappear as I pruned, weeded, tended and fed my plants; now it's more of a necessary weekly maintenance that gets done. Oh sure, I still go to the nursery and get all excited about how my garden could look if I just got out there more, but for the time being my poor garden is taking a back seat to sewing. Well actually it has always taken a back seat to sewing, but now.. well let's just say that if my life was a theatre, sewing is hogging the first ten rows, my office work sits up in the dress circle, housework is in the back stalls, and gardening is situated in those discounted seats at the side and behind pillars that get limited viewing. Cooking, well, cooking was running late and missed the first act, and had to be let in by the usher and do the walk of shame during the curtain change past everybody else already in their seats.
I made this top at the beginning of summer from New Look 6252, and it's a great little pattern that uses very little fabric and can be run up in a day. I added a cute little pocket to the front out of some of the leftovers, for interest. This top's only drawback is that its a "bra strap revealer", so I have to consider my bra colour when I decide to wear it.
I'm a believer that a visible bra strap over your shoulder is OK if it matches your outfit, although the bra-closure part in the centre of your back with all the hooks and eyes should never ever be seen out in public... I think that the shoulder strap, if it is slimline and of a matching colour or lacy, it can look like part of a pretty camisole under a blouse, and can really add to your overall look. Only if it is pretty and matching, mind, and never if it is obviously screaming "BRA!"
On that completely off-the-track, unrelated note, I'm off to the garden....
Top; New Look 6252, green linen
Skirt; Old Khaki, bought while on holiday in South Africa
Thongs (flipflops); Mountain Design