When I saw this top in Pattern Magic 3, by Tomoko Nakamichi, I nicknamed it the "bunches" top. Y'know because the other one on this same page was the "ponytail" top (not its real name, btw) Well this one had two fabric thingies bursting out of each side of the self-fabric scrunchie thingy (it's OK, I know what I'm talking about) so since we used to call this hairstyle "bunches" when I was in primary school then that is what I have dubbed this top. In actuality, it has the same name as the ponytail top, (thread escaping loophole, thank you to Yoshimi, Janine and KD!) version A
But I have to admit the final result is actually not super "bunch"-y but is just sort of "knot"-y. Even verging on "bow"-y. This is because of my choice of fabric, a rather fine and light cotton knit and with not as much body as the green cotton jersey I used for the ponytail top. So in my version here, that long casing for the bunches hasn't held its shape at all but just collapses in on itself. I thought that the lighter fabric would be better, but now I see that the thicker fabric did give a better structural result. Don't worry, I will still be wearing this top a whole bunch (hehe) this summer; its bright bright ultramarine blue shade is very vivid and therefore so very now. Very colour-blocking... See that, how I manage to slip trendy buzzwords like colour-blocking in to my posts like that, hmmm? Oooh, I'm so with-it... not! But I do newly love this intense colour. I confess I'm seriously craving shoes in this colour...
I think it can be worn successfully either way. With the bunches at the back you get some interest at the back of the outfit, which is nice. It's noice it's different it's unusual... * Often in an outfit there is nothing interesting to look at from the back view. Something else I've discovered since I started taking pictures of my clothes...
I think I like better it with the bunches at the back. What do you think?
bunches; source* an Aussie in-joke
Top; drafted from Pattern Magic 3, by Tomoko Nakamichi, made of lightweight cotton jersey knit
Skirt; my own modifications of Vogue 8363, burnt orange raw silk, details here, and this skirt styled in 6 different ways here
Sandals: la soffitadi Gilde, from Zomp shoes