Polka Dot Flyaway Top
Added Apr 7, 2014
I made this silk georgette top from Simplicity 1589 Learn To Sew pattern. Even though I am a very good sewer, sometimes it’s the simple things that bring fast results and little joys, and this top is a great example of that.
The silk is a lovely dot print I purchased at Fabric Depot in Portland, Oregon. I discovered that this is actually Milly designer fabric as printed on the selvedge, so that made me even happier! Love designer fabric, makes the project that much more special!
It only took about 3 hours to make this top. It features a high/low dipped back hem and a crossed over, open back design. I changed the hem on the back pattern piece by drawing a curve from the side seam to the end of the back instead of the straight across, uneven side seam edge that was included on the pattern, like and “L” shape. I like high/low hems, just more curved ones and not so abrupt shaped like the pattern has. I love the open back, it is a cool feature and very “airy” looking, reminds me of a BCBG type of design. This pattern could be modified many ways, and even made to be worn backwards!
Word of warning: This top is quite low in the armholes, at the neckline, and the open, flyaway, crossover back design will expose a good deal of skin if the wind blew or with just regular movement, so a camisole or other type of under top would be best for this top. Also, my fabric is a bit sheer, so I will need to wear something under it for sure.
It is a very pretty and simple top, and only took me a few hours to make, french seams and all! I have seen little silk tank tops, with less design interest than this one, going for sale in boutiques for $100.00 and much more!
I think I need to make some cute off-white capri pants or shorts to wear with this top. Perfect outfit for a summer day!
More about it on my blog “Ode to Sew” http://odetosew.com/2014/04/08/silk-dot-flyaway-tank-top/.
Milly Silk Georgette