29/02/2012

Vibing Mexico in my Tiny Pocket Tank

IMG_2501 (Large)Hola Chicas. Believe it or not the background you see here is the behind of a cafe in urban Australia, not Guadalajara. Shame! As usually happens around this time of year, I start to pine for exotic places just out of reach. This summer’s fantasy destination: Mexico. I don’t think we’ll be popping off there next week, so for now I will be content living out my wanderlust through sewing. Don’t be alarmed if you start seeing posts like ‘turn this fantasy destination into an outfit’.
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This little number is the Tiny Pocket Tank pattern by Grainline Studio and its my new go-to summer top. I was pining for tropical fiestas anyway when I grabbed this fabric remnant in a country town thrift store. It’s not something I would normally go for but it spoke to me. In Spanish. And said, ‘Hola Chica’, turn me into a tiny pocket tank’. I couldn’t resist the print that’s a bit floral, a bit geometric with a dash of aztec. The palette is interesting too; inky purple, bright red and pink.

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For a simple floaty summer top, it certainly checks all the criteria in my book: feminine, easy wearing and sturdy enough for kid wrangling. A definite make-again. Right after I go make some B-grade tacos.
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Comments

  • One Sleepy Dadwrote:

    Great stuff. All clothes should have taco spill cloaking abilities when munchkins are involved.

    Sleepy Dad’s taco tip: pickles!

  • Erinwrote:

    SO pretty. I may just have to download that pattern…once I finish my 1,379,092 works in progress anyhow. I love your necklace too. I can’t wait for warm weather here!

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      I’m with you there Erin, the project list gets way out of hand.

  • Annawrote:

    love it! I actually have that pattern and have been meaning to make it for ages now, maybe it will tonight, looks like a quickie! 🙂

  • Leah Franquiwrote:

    OH, I love this print! So nice, and it balances so well with the simplicity of the top pattern. Que fantastica!

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    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Gracias Leah. You are right, it is such a simple shape that you can get fancy with the fabric.

  • Venus-Suburbia Soupwrote:

    Muy bonita! I literally live minutes from the Mexican border… if ya ever come this way, I’ll take you to get some awesome authentic tacos… the real deal chica!

    I am lovin’ that top, I gotta check out that pattern… it does look like a quickie. I like quickies. .. but NOT that kind of quickie! ;p

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      I’m there Venus! And its a quickie alright, except for the bias!

  • Jessicawrote:

    What a fun top! I like the fabric you choose too. 🙂 I just recently stumbled upon your blog and have been so inspired! I just sewed my first ever t-shirt and would love any tips or pointers you have.
    My blog is http://www.justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Wow thanks Jessica, so happy to have inspired your sewing!

  • sallie oleta barbeewrote:

    Perfect! I love a great, easy summer top. Its definitely a fun print. I’m not too far from Mexico myself – and definitely a taco enthusiast! I think my exotic dream destination this year will be… hmm… Australia!

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Ah a fellow taco lover! Sure, come on over, we can visit Tessuti;)

  • kristinwrote:

    oooo that’s cute and it fits you so well! thanks for the pattern tip, i’d never seen that one before!

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Thanks Kristin, it’s nice and easy and similar to Wiksten tank.

  • Katiewrote:

    It looks great, love the bright red in it. I’ll check out the pattern – would be great for this steamy weather.

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Yes Katie! You could live in these tops in the tropics.

  • lili ashwrote:

    This is beautiful! The print is amazingly festive and summery- perfect!
    PS, Love the sandals!

  • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

    Thankyou, I do feel pretty festive in it hehe. It’s a really nice summery pattern.

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