So I have yards and yards and yards of this sheer-ish red cotton. So this is one of a few applications (= there will be more red posts). Combined with red gingham, it's either the cutest thing on Fourth of July or something plates should be laid out on. I'm not sure yet.
The pattern is my own design. I just inherited a whole bunch of vintage patterns and notions from my Grandmother, so I was inspired by a vintage-y cuteness that would allow for such a picnic themed top.
The pleats in the front are my favorite. The actual bodice is lined so that you can't see the goods, but you can see how sheer the fabric is on the unlined sleeve.
Here it is with the yoke/collar up. It's sort of how I intended it to be - I was going to put a little red button at the top, but I like it a lot better how it naturally sort of folds over. It looks a little lopsided in the picture, but it's just a result of bad posture.
What do you think?