My hunt for material for the skirt was not particularly successful (why is it when I am looking for material to make a particular pattern I can't find anything!?) but I did pick up this cute trim. Ric rac plus crochet!
The trim looked good with the double gauze, but I started playing around with the other fabrics in my stash. I remembered I had a long thin piece of Liberty Angelica Garla A, that I had used to make a top for my sister Christmas 2011. So, I pulled it out and started playing around with matching fabrics for the yoke, first some chambray and then I settled on some striped seersucker which I still had a small remnant of, from a pair of pants I had made for Elliot when he was a baby.
I cut the tee the wrong way on the fabric so that it would fit on the piece of material, but I think the pattern is forgiving in that regard. Also, I lost a bit off the length, but there are advantages to being short! It has the tiniest of hems.
The finished tee is so far removed from what I had originally thought I would make, but I love it! I love the combination of the trim, the stripes and the big bold flowers. Yay, to a bit of unplanned, "organic?" sewing!
P.S. There's no-one around to take a picture of me in it, so an in situ photo will have to come later. I must get a tripod for my new camera!!