12 Items Made
138 Days To Go
Finally, something that isn't blue! Though it's gray and that's not a far cry from blue, hahahaha. I love this little top. It's a simple tunic with an empire waist, tie back, and various sleeve options, but I went sleeveless (View E). I cut a 12, which is a little snug, but not uncomfortable.
It came together really quickly and easily, which is awesome! I love instant gratification! :) I did think that a couple of more steps wouldn't hurt to make it a wee more "finished". If you look here...
you can see that the seam allowance peeks up. I think if I topstitched the seam so that the seam allowance was tacked down, it would be better. Though, after wearing it, I have to say that once it's on and the seam allowance is tucked in, it doesn't really reappear, so there's that.
I like the fact that the neckline and arm holes are finished with binding, but some folks may not like that. I often finish tank tops this way if I don't use stretchy fabric, so it's kinda normal for me. The top isn't lined either, which I do not mind, especially since this is a Summer top and all I want is to wear as little as possible when it gets hotter!
I made this top out of this skirt:
Again, it's from my lovely sister-in-law -- it always pays to have a clothes-horse relative with great taste & a high turnover of clothing! The fabric is a lovely, lightweight gray cotton voile, and I used a yellow cotton for the sash.
If you guys are looking for an easy Summer top to make, I HIGHLY recommend this! It's really lovely, comfortable, flattering, and lightweight. A perfect summer top that's just darling. Go make one!!!