Sunday, September 23, 2012
Peachy Keen Top
Remember how I went fabric shopping with a list? Well here is the first project to come out of all that planning. It's based on this top I saw at Dotti. I love the vibrant colour and I'll be able to dress it up or down depending on where I wear it.
It was pretty easy to put together - just a square of fabric that's wide enough to fit over my hips. I cut a wide neckline with a bit of a scoop and faced it. The cuff was the hardest part because I overthought the whole thing and somehow managed to do a regular seam on one armhole and a french seam on the other. I couldn't replicate that madness again even if I tried. It kinda looks like the cuff is pulling in the below photo but it's just the way it was sitting in the photo.
It's lightweight and flows well and I think it will become a Spring/Summer staple. I've got the same fabric in a vibrant purple so I may make another. Altogether it came together in a couple of hours even after I sewed the cuff on wrong, unpicked it, sewed it on wrong again, unpicked it again and finally got it right. Huzzah!
Now I just have to decide what to finish next!
at 12:40 PM