I have probably mentioned before my love of Motel Rocks – I based one of my favourite makes on their style; The Cross Swing Dress. Using this same pattern I had drafted, I decided to do something I don’t tend to do… like ever….and that was to shorten the sleeves.
This was mainly inspired by the gorgeous fabric I picked up. It is very light and has a slight stretch. The pattern is printed on one side and is light on the other.
So How Did it Sew?
Date Completed: 30th May 2017
I feel this Daisy pattern pops up in a lot in the 90s inspired fashion at the moment. I did want to add daisy buttons. But I felt that might be daisy overkill and I risk looking like an overgrown toddler.
I love the fit, I did add some darts in the back so it wasn’t as oversized and gave some shape. The only issue is due to the material being so light, it likes to catch a breeze, definitely one to be wearing with shorts underneath. I have considered taking in the sides a bit to combat this, but I really don’t want to take too much away from its swing ascetic.
I dressed the look up with my grunge makeup, boots and hat. I will probably wear this with some form of choker IRL. The Tights are super cute from Boohoo Plus/Curve.
As for the shorts sleeves, I can honestly say I don’t mind them, in fact I find them more flattering than if I had just done long sleeves as I usually gravitate too. Maybe this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with my arms.
I have a scrap of this left over, I am tempted to make some more cute things with it… and yes maybe with daisy buttons!