Added Mar 4, 2010
by Chicky C
This is a top I made recently with fabric picked up at the op-shop for $1. I was really drawn to the pastelly stripes.
I didn’t use a pattern, but took the ruffle idea from Lily’s ruffle skirt tutorial (over @ House of Mirth). I simply used 2 ruffles instead of one, and joined them at Centre Back (well not quite centre so it turned out!) and then overlapped at the front.
I took advantage of the ruffles to make this a breastfeeding friendly top. The front panel is not completely joined to the top band. It is only stitched in the very centre and then buttoned on both sides. This makes for easy access for me! I’ve had the idea for this in my head for a while, so I’m glad its finally worked out. This top is definitely a keeper, its been in and out of the wash constantly since I finished it. I’m only sorry that I didn’t take the time to overlock the edges, because now its starting to fray on the inside. But that’s what you get for being daunted about threading an overlocker for the first time.
Lightweight silk of some kind (- an op-shop find.)
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