I adore a floaty chiffon top for summer. I pair them with camis and toss over jeans or anything else, they can even be worn over a dress for a different look! This was my original favorite:
It was light, comfortable, elegant, and I could (and did!) wear it for weddings, parties, date night, or even just to run errands. However, it was time to replace it. I ended up selecting a black and white chiffon with a waving dot pattern that felt a bit art deco to me. I wanted a design in keeping with that, and I loved the ombre effect and the kimono sleeve of the original….
(This is me doing my dramatic rendition of “Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well!” )
So I made symmetrical squared-off open kimono sleeves, the sides are laced together with ribbon and there are more ribbons sewn onto the shoulders (deep dark secret: the ribbons were added to the shoulders to hide my accident with indelible marker…). On all corners (sleeves and body), I sewed little stacks of beads to weight the top and create a nice swingy movement. All in all I’m pretty happy with it, though I got very little opportunity to wear it this summer ( ;( )
What’s your favorite garment you keep remaking?