Today I will show case the outfit I wore on Palm Sunday.
To make a simple top made with especially purchased palm tree or palm leaf print, to co-ordinate with items already in my wardrobe.
Could I find a suitable palm print fabric? Could I heck! I searched the internet, visited Walthamstow fabric market – twice!, went to every fabric shop in Goldhawk Road, and found … nothing. I’m pretty shocked by this as Greenery is the Pantone colour of 2017, and palm prints are all over the place in high street and home decor shops.
I won’t give up on this and will try other fabric haberdashery districts, but due to running out of time, I adapted my plans and came up with this:-
Palm Sunday Inspired outfit
The skirt is purchased, but I made the top from some fabric I had in my stash. The fabric is a olive green polyester and made from a self drafted tank top pattern. The combined neck and arm holes facing is made with the same fabric.
What I would change or do differently
As I mentioned, I wanted to make a top with an element of palm tree or palm leaf print to represent Palm Sunday. When I do find a suitable fabric, I will buy some for a tank top, and maybe some more to line a simple plain cream jacket to co-ordinate. If you have any ideas as to where I can locate this fabric, please let me know.
That said, I have a top, which was quick to make and comfortable to wear. I have only recently embraced green as a colour to wear and so far, apart from the palm fabric hiccup, it has been fun.
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Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow.