I really took a gamble with this one.
After being inspired by an item I'd found in Topshop last Sunday, I headed over to Lincraft to buy a white stretch fabric with green metalic stripes. It's probably the most expensive material I've ever bought at $30/m (although definitely not the most expensive out there) but since I only need half a metre it only cost $15 (at least of physical money) to create this top.
I'd never worked with gathering before and even though I Googled the best way to do it, I had failed attempt after failed attempt after failed attempt until I finally recruited some help - my mum - and I worked it out!
It was really a time consuming process (I've never unpicked so much in such a short time) and I would probably have been better off just buying the dress I saw at Topshop but I like to experiment and take it as a learning experience.
Either way, I wound up with a cute, new, one-of-a-kind top :)