Fabrics used: Cotton print voile, cotton gauze and rayon challis. Adjustments: Initially I cut the pattern for a "big 4" pattern size.....however, it ended up being 2 sizes too large. (Alas, I did make a muslin first so it was no big deal.) This pattern is sized for ready to wear. So if you are a size 12 usually in tops then that is what size you should cut for this pattern. Oh, I do love that french seams are used to sew this pattern. Although, I wasn't happy about the 3/8" seam allowance. Also, I did lower the keyhole shape in the neckline....I felt it was too close to my neck and was choking me.
My favorite top out of the three I made from this pattern is the white cotton voile in a kimono print from Fabric.com. This was the third time sewing the top, so I knew all my adjustments.
|Cotton Voile Print|
Here is the first top I made using the pattern.....a black cotton gauze from my stash. I believe I picked this fabric from Hancock Fabrics when it was in the "everyday deal section." Fortunately the fabric was 60" wide; which is what the pattern calls for.
Here is a detail shot of the cotton gauze top with a beautiful glass necklace by Jennifer Kelting. Jennifer is a local Asheville glass artist. Her work is uber cute, feminine and we sell her work at Bella Vista Art Gallery ........so I get to wear her jewelry whenever I want!
|Flower Glass Necklace|
Finally, I made this cute top from a border print rayon challis. I am not a huge fan of rayon but I love the border. Also, I am completely aware of how cheesy this photo is.....really I was trying to show off the border.
|Cheesy Photo Trying to Show Border Print|