I went camping again this weekend and those things I made really came in handy! My water bottle holder became a pouch for all the little pieces of rose quartz that I collected throughout the trip. We got back yesterday, and I had just enough time to put together this little top.
The main body of the top is made from an old pillowcase that I had pre-marriage. I have been saving it because I love the pattern on the fabric. It is hard to see in the pictures, but it is a white on off white floral pattern…perfectly subtle (as you all know…my favorite!). The straps are made of 1/2″ bias tape that I had left over from this blanket. The flowers are made from some cream colored cotton. I cut out petals in the rough shape of figure-8s and sewed two on top of each other. I then took four of these figure-8 petals, folded them in half and stitched them together in a random order. I made five of these “petal bunches” and then stitched them along the right side of the top. I really love the size of these flowers. At first they seemed a bit too big for me, but they make me feel so feminine!
Last night I also altered a pair of trousers that I have been meaning to do for a long time…I put them on inside out and placed the pins along the outer edges where I wanted the seam to be…very easy with great results. I will definately be doing this with all my jeans and trousers that don’t fit me.
And finally, I couldn’t resist posting this picture from our camping trip. This was a farm that we saw on our way up into the mountains. The sky was so clear with these massive fluffy clouds. Absolutely beautiful!