Roxanne by Victory Patterns has been in my possession for a while now, maybe over a year. I’ve always had the intention of making it, but never really got round to it. I finally managed it after scoring this polka dot chiffon from Goldhawk Road a couple of months ago. Although this is an unintentional mash up between the two versions of Roxanne, I’m still very pleased with it.
The first version is sleeveless and features a pleated collar, which I love. I’m not usually a fan of peter pan collars or having anything buttoned up around my neck, but this one won me over.
When it came to slashing the back for the opening, I lost all focus and cut the front, so I had little option I made up some bias strips for a tie neckline and called it a day. With the wonder that is hindsight, it worked out well, as I don’t think the fabric I used would have pleated so well.
It drapes perfectly for this top. It surprises me how happy I am with this. The style is not one I’d really go for, but I like it. When wearing it, I feel a bit goth, a bit hippy and quite girly. Having seen pictures of the back, I’m not so sure. I’ve never been one for a dramatic hi-low hem, and I even shaved off two inches of this one. I can’t tell if it looks okay or a little silly. Thoughts?
Saying all of that, I still want to make another, this time with the cutesy collar. I’ve got some fabric ready for it, I just need to have a pep talk and get my sew on. Luckily I’ve got some photographing to do until then.