... a city chick and country girl with one foot by the ocean and the other firmly placed on the ground (or deep in the soil to be precise!). I live in central Stockholm, work in an office all day and dream of more time to be creative and more time to spend in the open air. I like to sew. I also like to yoga, eat yummy food and spend time in nature. And about everything else, come to think of it!
This is a vintage-inspired top that I designed when I needed something to wear to go out. One of those moments when the closet suddenly seems very empty, even though you didn't get rid of any clothes. Strange...
I wanted it to be adaptable to more formal settings as well as to wild parties, and since I love to dance (and it can get rather warm on the dancefloor!) I wanted it sleeveless with bare shoulders. You can always wear a shrug to cover up a bit, right?
The first time I wore it was to afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, thus the name.
It's a very easy to sew project, and since I uploaded it on Burdastyle in February this year it has been downloaded nearly 16 000 times (I'm amazed and a bit frightened by it!)
Take a look at some of the other finished versions! Here's another one of mine, in a cotton gingham.
To download the pattern + instructions (the pattern is a size XS = european sz 34 = Burda 36 = UK 6/8) click: DOWNLOAD FILE
You will be redirected to a link, click the link and a PDF with the instructions + pattern will open in the browser.
I've also made a how-to with instructions for the pleated trim here.