Sunday, January 31, 2010

A new top for foxy.....

A wonderful chain of events led to piece number four in my ethical clothing challenge.

Firstly, the fabulously talented Mel a co-op member at work (Olive Grove) has decided to leave.

In making the decision to leave she also decided to have a big cleanup and get rid of......fabric. Something I could never do. But bless her cotton socks, cause there were some great pieces she was giving away.
These two fabrics, a brown and yellow floral and a brown check were in amongst the stash and surprising looked good side by side, so I took them home hoping there was enough to make a top.

I would never usually put two prints together... a check and a floral....another sign that I am turning into my mother!
But they seemed perfect together, and it was creating another addition to my non-black wardrobe so it was all good....

I used the pattern I have been working on for my last few attempts...again. I'm not sick of it yet, so it's all good. This time I extended the border contrast on the sleeve to go all the way around the neck too. Finishes it off nicer I think.

But....that's not all there is to the story.
After picking up the fabric and adding it to my stash, I spied a brand new foxy creation over at the Lino forest blog. It was in the exact same colors as the fabric I had newly attained and had so much character in his little face, that I had to have him.

So out came the fabric that was stored away for another day and I whipped up the top in time for Thursdays Northern craft bonanza catch up where I would rendezvous with the lovely Liz to pick up foxy, the Pièce de résistance to my newest ethical clothing pledge top.

Joy!

9 comments:

  1. Great top... the fabric combination works really well together. Noice.

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  2. OH great finds, a nice parting gift?? How could you never want to mix plaid for florals, your mother (& possibly you my lovely Jay) would HATE my patchwor - plaid, check, stripes, spots mixed with florals, patterns & prints. Oh dear. Love the top, great work. Love Posie

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  3. lookin good Ms Jay, lookin good once again!
    like the brown check.
    hope you are having a good day Finkis

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  4. It certainly looked foxy indeed!

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  5. I'm glad my number one fox cub went to such a good (colour co-ordinated) home.
    The fashion world needs more clashing prints I say. Florals and plaids RULE!

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  6. that top is brilliant, i love the fabric combination

    I enjoy your blog so have nominated you for the lemonade Stand award . .
    http://billyboyandmia.blogspot.com/2010/01/to-market.html

    Have a great week!
    x

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  7. I love that top design, it's flattering and stylish. Hope to see it in about eight minutes!

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  8. There is something lovely about being given fabric. It looks great together and you did a fab job of your top Jay. And yes, the foxy does look foxy!

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  9. So glad it found a good home!

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