Added Apr 22, 2010
by Erin E
Made this over two Saturdays! I really like this top. This fabric is perfect for warm weather. It’s very cool to the touch and drapes nicely.
I used French seams at the shoulders and sides and bias binding at the neck and armholes.
My only complaint is that the neckline is too big, which means it dips down a little too low in the front (and the back from what I see in the pictures now) and tends to move around on the shoulders. I don’t even have to undo the button at the back to get it on and off.
I also wasn’t able to do a proper hem because it wasn’t long enough. I only had enough to turn it up once and sew which leaves a raw edge inside. Which is ok since it doesn’t fray too badly, but it would have been nice to do a proper hem.
I made the top in the smallest size (8) which is smaller than my body measurements, but there was 4″ of ease so I knew I would be safe. I didn’t make any adjustments to it. I wanted to see how it would turn out straight from the pattern and it turns out that it’s about one size too big. Oh well! I still really like it and will most likely wear it for fun, summertime events!
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