Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sophia Coppola Collection - Marie Antoinette Pt 2

So, we all remember the skirt that formed the first part of the Marie Antoinette collection, yes? Well this top is the second. Builty By Wendy 3964. Damn I found this puppy difficult. It is really, really hard to set in that yoke. And, to boot, the entire yoke, front and back, is lined. Looks much neater, sure. Very hard to match the front and back (there was some sneaky handsewing of errant pieces). I used the Eiffel tower print by Michael Miller, and some cheapy black and white gingham from Spotlight. Hence the French theme, see?
I also sewed some extra ties, and added those into the side seams around the bust. Having a sash to tie the thing back makes it a lot less shapeless. While I like it, and I'll wear it, I think I'm over BBW's sort of shapeless sack-garments. Oh, and one sleeve is folded up in that photo. Sorry.


And, an interruption in your usual crafty transmission by way of public service announcement.


The cervical cancer vaccine is free for Australian women 18 - 26. Just rock up at your GP's, or even a family health clinic (I think) and ask for the jabs. It's a series of three over six months (you can get SMS reminders to book your next appointment), and it feels no worse than a tetanus shot. I should know. That's me with the campaign's 'I did it' bandaid (that's what it says beyond the blurs).
It protects against 70% of HPVs that cause cervical cancer, and 80% of HPVs that cause visible gential warts. And it was developed in good ol' Perth. What's not to love?

disclaimer: I didn't realise how blurry these photos were till just now. Again, I blame my photographer. He may be a wonderful first AD, gaffa and editor, but cinemtography will never be his forte.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

nice top! I would definitely go get the shot, except I'm a bit over the age range. Perhaps they'll offer it to us older women at a later date.
michelle (old)

Claudia said...

Wow! The top is awesome, and how great that they are giving you the HPV jabs down there (um...down in Aus, not down...there, *blush*)

KnitXcorE said...

looks good......

Scribbles & Bits said...

The shirt looks really good! And good for you for getting the shot! I wanted it but I'm just a smidge too old (seriously, just 2 years. I just want to ask what will happen if they give it someone beyond that age range). I wonder when they're going to come up with a version that's a-okay for older women?

jazzyknits said...

love your version of this top, it's very cool - I will not let this pattern beat me! It's a bitch putting that inset in though..

christina said...

Good for you for getting the HPV vaccine, and free, what a great public health system...

chi said...

your top looks really great- yes, it's tricky, i'm sewing my version in knit and it was a nightmare trying to sew the inset...
by the way, do you have any pictures of the instructions for the tunic? i lost the first half containing the bit about the construction of the inset lining and neck binding/tie end. D= tragedy...