Added Jul 28, 2010
Tri Cities, Wash...
This started out as a tank top with sleeves. It ended up being very fitted across the bust with a few darts, an empire waist at front and an invisible zipper in the side seam.
I rarely buy enough fabric. What, I can’t make a blouse for myself anymore with 2/3 of a yard of fabric? What, I’m not the size of my 12 year-old self anymore? So I had to do some creative cutting to get a shirt out of the fabric I had.
For this top I didn’t use a pattern. I draped most of it on myself. When that got too frustrating (and painful, being stuck by how many pins) I finallly went out and bought myself a dress form. So excited!
Originally, I wanted to have the top finished by the end of April, but three months late isn’t too bad, right? I also wanted this to be more of a casual shirt. But things don’t always turn out as planned. Someday I’ll add some big ol’ cuffs to the sleeves. It may take me another three months…
The floral stuff is upholstery fabric. The sleeves are stretchy; some sort of a blend that I don’t recall.
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