Is it a given that all my Vogue 1247 tops will have citrus-y nomenclature enforced on them? First clementine, and then blood orange....... aaaaand theeeeeeen?
We shall see, we shall see about that.... ;D
Anyhoo, it was always a given that there will be more of these tops in my life. Now the weather is warming up beeeayoutifully I dug the pattern out again.... there really should be some sort of award for best pattern of the year or something. Oh, that's right! there is and this pattern is!
So, what you may not realise straight away, but which I shall hasten to enlighten you asap, is that this is not just the same pattern as my first clementine version, but actually the very same fabric too. Yup, the very same! Except that it has been dyed with iDye in Brown, … to imbue the original pinky-orange with the deep, rich, sophisticated mahogany that awaits one inside a blood orange. The warp and the weft; originally a light pumpkin and a bright neon orange, picked up the brown dye to become nutmeg brown and burgundy respectively...
This same fabric also played a supporting role in this post too, providing an appropriately, complex-ly colourful backdrop to some also dyed underthingies.
Now it has shed its one dimensional role as just a prettily colourful piece of fabric folded in the stash, and join instead the brave new 3D world of Things One Actually Puts On.
So, fronties; backies. Because of a lack of fabric I cut the back pieces on a centre fold.
The pointies meet up just exactly as they should…
all French seams-ies…
Lingerie strappy thingies…. These were a gift from the gorgeous Yoshimi. Thank you Yoshimi!
I didn’t realise at first, until I was filling in the details bit I always put at the end of every post; that the skirt I am wearing it with here is in with the same pattern as the top, and is also dyed with iDye in Brown too. Hmmm, predictable, repetitive, stuck in a rut; or what?
Maybe I need to get me some new patterns, or new dyes, or new ideas or something…
Kidding of course, This pattern is da bomb! This may not even be the last version to be seen here on the blog this year…. stay tuned!
Top; Vogue 1247, in clementine shot cotton overdyed by me with ¼ tsp iDye in Brown here, and my review of this top pattern here
Skirt; Vogue 1247, red cotton velveteen, ombre dyed with iDye in Brown, details here, and my review of this skirt pattern here
Shoes; from Misano