BeYOUtiful Butterflies Crop Top
Brighten your day with this rainbow butterfly prin crop top. Featuring a creamy cotton knit sleeve with slight texture and a purple side zipper, this show stopper would pop with high waisted jeans or an empire waist flowy skirt. Raw edges along the neck and base of the shirt give this sweet little number an edgy vibe ready to bright anyone's day.
∞ size: (S)mashing/ (M)agical // US 4-6
∞ material: heavy cotton blend, structured, no pilling
∞ measurements below NO STRETCH
bust: 32" total (16" across front from pit to pit)
high waist (just below rib cage): 30" circumference (15"
length: 17" (from top of shoulder to base of shirt)
*Zipper is functional, but does not open completely at the bottom. It's a shimmy the boobies in situation, but oh so worth it!
(For context: I am 5'10" and a US size 8/10 in this photo)
∞ care instructions: Machine wash, gentle cycle. Hang to dry. Iron.
Dry Clean Preferable (Try Dryel at home).
∞ shipping: Garment is shipped USPS with tracking number (upon request). Please allow 10-14 days for arrival. (Often it arrives sooner if you live in the US.)
∞ storage: Clothing is stored in temperature controlled space inside a garment bag, unworn until purchase. It is freshly washed prior to shipping.
∞ COVID: I purposely don't wear these garments while modeling to respect current health considerations, and because when I make them, well, it's hard to explain but I can feel when they have a home to go to. Sometimes it takes a while, but each piece seems to land with its rightful owner. I hold them up to give you an idea of fit and vibe.
When I make clothes, I can feel when they have a home to go to. There's a feeling of something almost preverbal, primal, powerful; a rawness and also a deep connection to lineage. I feel a deep sense of gratitude for my ancestry (my grandmother taught me to sew) and a grace amidst the grittiness of this modern paced life. The feeling of slowing down to tansform literal scraps from our lives into whole pieces that serve the slow daily unfolidng of a rich and powerful tapestry of life. These garments symbolize our interconnectednss as whole and our uniqueness as an important part of that whole. Sometimes it takes a while, but each piece seems to land with its rightful person as they naviage their unique journey of a universal search for meaning.
I found this incredible fabric at a fabric store in Berkeley while shopping with a client to make her one-of-a-kind African print wedding dress. It was everything I could do to be a professional and not buy it on the spot for my own projects while we were purchasing her fabric.
After our consultation had ended, I doubled back to the store immediately and bought a couple yards. Unfortunately, it was an extremely expensive fabric or I would have purchased the whole bolt. I am IN LOVE with this fabric. Every piece I have made with it has come together effortlessly. This is the last garment in the series, as I only have small scraps left to make masks and straps.