I made this skirt for Yren to wear, but I just don't know what to make for her to wear on top. Does anybody have some suggestions?
It's supposed to be an outfit for her to wear in the summer when she walks around outdoor antique fairs, which she loves to do. So she can have the hat and some sandals and a great, slouchy bag to carry, and maybe a shawl... but obviously the look is lacking something essential!
My plan is to sew her at least one of the ideas, if I'm able to, and maybe more, because she definitely needs more clothes.
It doesn't even have to be a top, per se... The skirt hasn't been finished yet--there's no hem or waistband--that's just a scrap-cloth "belt" I pinned in place, so it can be short or long, or be worn at places other than around her waist. It's big enough for her to wear just under the bust or she can even wear it chemise-style or as a strapless dress. Also, I have lots of that fabric left, if your idea calls for more of it.
I've owned that fabric for years, saving it for "something special." As you can imagine, Yren has exclusive rights to *everything* I've been saving for something special! But the fabric is rather stiff; I tried draping it on her, but it was just not going to gather up well at all. After awhile I got a bright idea: a fabric that won't gather will pleat! So I pleated it and like it very much. But that's the end of my bright ideas--now I'm hoping for help from you!