A couple of weeks ago a friend from my day job approached me and asked if I would make a top for her. We had a bit of chat about what colours she liked and what shape the top would have. She was clearly besotted with the dress I was wearing at the time:
This front panel of this dress is parfait dyed haboti silk. This became the basis of her top.
Instead of just having a panel of silk we thought it would be interesting to cover the entire top with silk so I set about dyeing a few metres of haboti in similar colours to the dress:
I’m chuffed to bits with how this top has turned out. The silk has the most beautiful sheen (the photos really don’t do it justice) that gives the top a luxurious look without being “in your face” bling. I’m already planning a purple version as a Christmas present to myself, and Karin has asked for another with a 3/4 length sleeve… I guess I will be a little busy for the next few weeks!
Wishing you all a wonderful, woolly Christmas and Happy New year!