Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Pillowcase Top

I bought this awesome set of stuff in the Ikea sale bin the last time I was there -- it's a duvet and pillowcases -- because I loved the fabric. I saw Soule Mama made curtains out of it, too, so I'm not the only one who was drawn to it. Of course, it fits right in with the Great Yellow Obsession of 2008, but I had no idea what I was going to do with it when I bought it.

That's when I decided to Google "what to make with a pillowcase" and I found dozens of blogs and tutorials about making pillowcase dresses for little girls. I *do* have nieces, and I *do* love making them things and I *did* anticipate completely that I would make the pillowcase into something for one of them, but my selfish self took over. Now it's a pillowcase top and it's MINE, all MINE! Of course I'm also rationalizing that it's just so shoddily sewn that I can't possibly pawn it off on someone else, and it is a little see-through, and...

Bottom line is that I got it made and I just pictured myself in some jeans with the cuffs rolled up, and this top, hair pulled up loosely, maybe walking along the beach barefoot with my guys, soaking up the rays and I couldn't possibly give it away.

There is something I don't like about it, though. I don't particularly like the way it ties on top of the shoulder with these giant, messy ribbons. I like that the ribbons are so girly, but I think it also makes it look a little clunky and chunky. What do you think? I also thought about some straps that button in front, but I just don't know. Maybe I'll just be lazy and leave it alone. It only took about an hour start to finish, so I kind of like that about it. Carefree to make and to wear!


Granny said...

Well, I think it is cute! Can't wait until it is warm enough for you to wear it. No suggestions on ties except that I might use a pinking shears to nip the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.

jensmith98 said...

I love it! We were at Ikea on Saturday buying baby stuff and I sorely wanted to buy those sheets, but since we already spent too much, I had to do without. Now I can live vicariously through your adorable top.