“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”

another new top coming...

Friday, November 5, 2010

black linen top with vintage trim.

black linen top with vintage trim.

Can I just start out by saying black is really really difficult to photograph? Because it is. I took several pictures but these were the only two I think are OK. I'm gonna have to get my brother involved for some better modeling pics, methinks. The lighting wasn't so great either, which probably made it even harder. Nonetheless, I have a new top! And this one I'm quite happy with, I must say. It has french seams throughout, along with a bit of vintage lace and vintage (rust proof!) hooks and bar closures. It is made of black 100% linen and is a nice medium weight. The drape is heavenly. I might even make this into a dress for the holiday season. I have been in a strange holiday mood lately. Like, I am already watching Christmas movies ("Christmas in Connecticut," anyone??). I know it's way too early to get all excited about Christmas, but I guess my excuse is that I am trying to inspire myself into creating new holiday worthy garments. And this is what I came up with recently. I really want to keep this one because it's so flattering on me, but honestly haven't very many places I could wear it. My wardrobe basically consists of garments that will keep me warm while I work. I don't go out much at all and when I do, the people I go out with aren't the types who dress up. But perhaps I could justify wearing one of these with a thick lambswool cardigan (can you tell I've been lusting after one at J Crew?). Yes, I think I could justify it. Well then, maybe I will be greedy and keep one for myself. :) Anyway...so this will be in the shop SOON. I know I have like two other new tops I keep meaning to put up, but I finally just graded the pattern. Once I complete a few big projects (that means working this weekend, unfortunately) I will have them up in the shop. I am trying not to overload myself by putting new items in the shop while I'm stressing over other projects. So maybe I'll get those up next week.

Have a super weekend!

{p.s. i made a few more mark-downs in the shop today!}


  1. Oooh, I freakin' love this!

    I am right there with you about early Christmas excitement. Ain't no shame in it!

  2. This is really great. I love the trim! Hey, when are you going to offer that pleated blouse for sale??

    It's funny, I was just thinking about digging out my favorite holiday movies: Miracle on 34th Street, Holiday Affair (1949, a gem), any and all of the Christmas Carol versions except Mr. Magoo; It Happened on Fifth Avenue; and of course, Shop Around the Corner (the one with Jimmy Stewart!)


  3. Have a great weekend - I love this new top!!

  4. These photos are fabulous, Anna! Your clothes and style are wonderful. :)


    Oh, hey, I started myself a new blog. :) It's called "See Jane Play". You can see it at seejaneplay.tumblr.com.

    I've been so infatuated with Carey Mulligan's style. I think I can definitely pull it off. You should check out some photos of her style that I posted. :)