I love finding unique, vintage fabric to create an item. To me, that makes the item really unique. Granted, the items itself will be unique since I made it but using vintage fabric takes it to another level for me. Now I don't use only vintage fabric but when I come across a pattern I really like, I can't pass it up. I've talked about it on this blog before how I try to buy my items locally or second hand (as much as possible). Over the past year I have met some great, local, vintage vendors who have a great eye for finding amazing pieces. One of my favorites, Butterfly Vintage, had a few yards of a print I really liked.
First, I planned to make a simple top but I really wanted a kimono. Once I started to execute the item I realized I didn't have enough for the kimono (I had one yard. I think 1 1/2 yards would have done the trick) so I did what I do best, improvise.
(Shorts in October. It's the South, yall!)
I wore it out to an event at our local Urban Outfitters. Emily, and a few other local vendors, had set up shop in the store for the night.
Emily rocking a cat top.
I had Jordan take a few photos for me outside. There were plenty more but like I said, gotta build that self-confidence.
View from the back.
This was made from a template I had created for another top and like mentioned above, I improvised.
Of course, I love this top! I can easily dress it up or down. But what I love the most about it is that it is completely one of a kind piece you won't see anywhere else.