Thanks to Tam over a Sew Dang Cute Crafts I have fallen in love with the shop Quincee’s Boutique, and I haven’t even set foot in their store. If only I could justify a trip to Utah for shopping, oh, and suddenly have lots of money to spend. But since that isn’t a realistic option, I’ll settle for drooling over the pictures they post on their Facebook page and try the occasional knock off. Try being the word of emphasis there. I thought this top was adorable, and when I got the urge to sew something new on Saturday, I was delighted to find that I had some good fabric on hand to give it a try.
Right now it reminds me of the long-johns the mean guy in The Fox and the Hound wears. Crazy thing is, I haven’t seen that movie in YEARS. Why is it that I can’t get his image out of my head when I look at this top? Aside from that, the obvious flaws in my mind are the sleeves (thinking maybe they should just go? The inspiration piece is sleeveless) and the bottom buttons not being evenly spaced. I didn’t have any lace on hand (now kicking myself for passing on buying some the other day), but I really like how I used the accenting pink fabric. Perhaps it isn’t enough of a contrast though?
(Oh, and ignore the messy room around me. Sadly enough, this is the cleaned up version.)
I’m also not so sure of how I feel about the hemline. Should it stay or should it go?
I’m thinking pockets like the inspiration piece would be helpful.
I’ll wear it with leggings (as seen in the pictures), boots and boot socks (like the inspiration outfit). Is it perhaps too long and there’s just too much material below the waistline?
I’m not thrilled with the belted look either. I think a longer cardigan would help over all. Is the neckline too high and not v’d enough?
I would LOVE your help with the creative process here. I really want to see this top work. Not only do I love the inspiration piece, but I have a lot of nice fabric being used here and want to see the top be a success. You know what I consider the questionable aspects. What do you think needs help/what would help?
Thanks so much! You guys have always been amazing at helping me through a creative block!