Added Sep 19, 2011
Top “p”; drafted from the Japanese pattern book, “Unique Clothes Any Way You” Like by Natsuno Hiraiwa, top “p”. A really clever design. I was intrigued by and loved the look of this little thing from the first, and always knew I would get around to making one up. I love how when you see it from the front you are just like… oh, an ordinary little top, it’s OK but not breaking any ground here; but from the back, wooo, what is happening with that top?
I used milk-chocolate coloured heavy silk. A *&$@ to work with, it involved lots of hand-finishing to get the silk self-bias strips nicely stitched down in an even width around and along all those hems. And they need to be even because the top is first one side out, then the other so both sides are visible. The side and shoulder seams are flat-felled.
(The jeans are Burda 7863 of khaki stretch gabardine, and the black cotton shirt was made using a mixture of various patterns)
Silk, snaps to fasten
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