First, it bugs me that I haven't posted in quite a long time but it seemed everything I sewed turned wrong :( I had a bad cold for a week too so maybe it didn't help but on the whole I was really unhappy with what I did during this period.
Anyway, at last I think I have something cute to show today! The reason behind today's top starts like this: if you read the short description on the top right corner you know I live in France. Actually it would be more accurate to say that I live in a French overseas department, a tropical island where it is currently Summer. And what a Summer! It's stiffling! So on Sunday I went to a picnic in the mountain and I got horribly sunburnt. I was wearing a teeshirt and shorts (I must show my linen shorts later, they too are too cute^^) so I got burnt on my neck, arms and legs. I had to sew something that wouldn't stick to my skin and that would cover the burnt areas. Hence this top:
The pattern is from this book but I made a number of changes: I put pleats and a little removable bow in the front, I reduced the width of the back, I lengthened the sleeves and put elastic bands in the wrist bias tape. The fabric is satin and therefore it's soft against my poor skin :D. I still had to wear a cotton scarf to protect my throat but the top really helped sooth my pain while I was in class!