A lazy Datura!

Hi there!

Today’s holiday blog will be shorter and sweeter than usual, purely because this is now my 5th version of this top!

Yes, it’s the Datura again! But I thought it was worth mentioning as I did make a few change to this one that make it, in my opinion, even more perfect as a summer holiday top.

Firstly, let’s talk fabric. I know that this shade of purple is not my absolute best. I bought it in a remnant sale, thinking I’d use it for one of the girls. Then it arrived and I realised that I’m just not that nice!

It’s an Art Gallery Fabrics voile and it feels incredible. It’s light, it’s smooth, it’s silky, it presses well…. basically it’s everything I want to be wearing when it’s too hot to think!

Secondly, the neckline.  This time around I ignored the cut out neckline but also ignored the collar; I simply used the front yoke pieces that go with the collar and sewed them together to make a smooth neckline. Very lazy but I was sewing at extreme speed pre holiday and this was the fastest option.

I really like it actually, and it gives me another variation on this very well used pattern!

I purposely took these photos in a breeze to emphasise the back

Thirdly and finally, there’s the back. I decided to do what Rachel suggested when I made my first version of this top and skip the back fastenings altogether. As you can see, the yoke is pretty much long enough to cover your back bra band so it’s decent enough.

I love this! It’s even cooler than my other versions because that back opening catches every last smidgeon of breeze, but still covers your skin.

To be fair, I’m unlikely to pair this with jeans for the office, unlike my others (yes, even the one with Mickey Mouse feature buttons goes to work!) but it’s so perfect for holidays I don’t care!

And I will also be buying any other Art Gallery Fabrics voile I can lay my hands on!

Becca x


Pattern : Deer and Doe “Datura” top

Measurements: bust 35″; waist 31″; hips 41″

Size cut: graded between 38 and 40

Adjustments made: 1/2″ sway back adjustment: graded between 38 and 40: ignored the buttons

Future adjustments: not needed

Make again? Ad infinitum!

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