Here again with my sewing essentials....some pretty Anna Maria Horner voile this time, water, and an empty bag of peanut M&M's....
I'm a little late to the cotton voile party, and boy is it gorgeous. Beautiful to work with, fantastic drape, and it will be so cool when the hot weather comes. I was trying to illustrate in the above picture how perfectly it gathers too, without any interference. I just set my stitch length to the longest setting, basted, and voila: perfect gathers.
This was the same maternity top I made last time, from the Japanese craft book Lovely Maternity Dresses. I like it even more this time with the same fabric on the yoke and the rest of the body. The dark colors of the voile made a lining unnecessary, and I can't wait to wear it come spring!
Please come Spring!