The Shelley Top is a lovely style we created as an easy basic which can be a versatile staple for work or weekends. We love good shapes in great prints here at made590 and this Shelley top is part of our Golden Apple range which combines both in limited edition runs.
ABOUT THIS FABRIC: This limited edition screen print is designed in Sydney by Kirbee Lawler exclusively for made590. We worked with the best local screen printers; Publisher Textiles, choosing four unique seasonal colour ways to create Ray’s Galaxy, a textured starburst design which comes as a large all-over print with mid century boxes behind, and as the original galaxy print itself, a small scale busy pattern which can be worn with other prints. We chose metallics like copper and rose gold to highlight the beautiful colour ways and reflect the midcentury feel. We hope you love this new print of ours as much as we enjoyed creating it for you!
FEATURES: Featuring a higher scooped neck with centre back seam, the Shelley top is a simple shape that oozes personality. The clean lines on this top are thanks to the facings around the neckline and sleeves which sit seamlessly and flat against your body. This gives Shelley a clean look and makes her the perfect canvas for wonderful prints! She also works so well in the Lyocell and Cupro base we have chosen to make her in due to it’s drape and softness. Bust darts make for a perfect fit and a back seam allows us to add shaping without taking away from the room needed in the hips and tummy area. Side splits at the hem mean the top can be worn loosely and layered too. We have adjusted the hemline to be straight and the same length for versatility (Shelley used to feature a curved uneven hem back and front). We have all made sure she has enough length for the taller ladies who love this style!
HOW TO WEAR: This top is a great shape for work as it is semi-fitted at the bust, loose through the body and hugs you in all the right places. Looks wonderful teamed with one of our long sleeve basics under or wool cardigans over the top. Due to the loose fit Shelley works really well tucked into pants or high waisted skirts, but the drape of the Lyocell and Cupro works well worn untucked over a flat front skirt such as Kelly, Kenzie or Kylie. We love this shape for a dressy occasion where the prints can shine and be the focal point of the outfit. The length of shelley will work well on taller ladies, but not be too long on you if you’re smaller. You can even wear Shelley out with jeans and belt over the top of your layers with one of our excellent leather belts to create a high waist look!
FABRIC: 52% Lyocell 48% Cupro - Hand Printed Fabric from Publisher textiles. Design by: Kirbee Lawler
Lyocell fabric is an amazing eco friendly fabric. Lyocell is a natural, man made fibre. Made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms, lyocell textiles are created through the use of nanotechnology in an award-winning closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions. It is 100% biodegradable, perhaps the greatest benefits are the variety and exceptional comfort you can experience with lyocell clothing.
Cupro fabric is a regenerated cellulose fiber made from cotton linter dissolved in an ammonia and copper oxide solution. Cotton linter consists of the fibers that stick to the cotton plant seeds after the plant has been ginned. Cupro fabric breathes like cotton and is similar to rayon. Cupro fabric is frequently used as a substitute for silk, but unlike silk, it can be machine-washed. It is a hypoallergenic fabric that resists becoming misshapen at higher temperatures.
SIZING: XS - XL
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: 52% Lyocell 48% Cupro
Gentle machine in cold water. Wash separately. Cool iron. Do not tumble dry. Shrinkage between 3-5%. If shrinkage occurs steam will relax fibres
Designed and Made in Sydney, Australia. We use local makers we have worked one on one with for many years.