Squinty face!! I made this top to show off some really glorious fabric acquired from Elliot Berman in NYC that I got at PR weekend in June. It’s a fine rayon border-print panel, and I needed the perfect pattern to show off the gorgeous print. Enter:
There are lots of gorgeous versions of this top already:
I made version A, but without the high-low hem; the border print was straight across so I cut along the design. I also created a tiny band of the border and used that on the gathered sleeves instead of making them with elastic. Other than that, it was a straight up sew. The yokes are faced with lining fabric instead of being self lined,
Because the border was not wide enough to use for the neckline inset, I cut that part with a centre front seam (the print hides the seam) to fit the pattern piece. I also used my baby hem technique – worked great in this drapey, shifty fabric (which is delicious on!). The front is closed with a hook and eye.
Here’s a detail of the sleeve bands and hem:
I did not lengthen this at all, I was happy with the way it looked here, which is super unusual! I see it’s a bit shorter than the model (mine his above the crotch line) but I didn’t want anything too tunic-y (is that a word?)
Here’s the back (the hem is even, it’s just the way I’m standing):
I’m pleased with the way it looks, the fabric was beautiful to cut and sew!
Worn here with Jalie 2908 stretch jeans (skinnified) & faux leather flat sandals