A summery drapey top- Simplicity 1316.
This top is made from a lightweight cotton gingham, so of course it is a little more structured than the rayon top. I will love it though for summer days when I want a casual top that also looks smart.
(Gingham purchased from Spotlight).
The top was super simple to make. Princess seams which I overlocked together, except for the centre back seam, a simple facing and a thread loop for the button:
The hems for sleeve and bodice were turned over twice and hemmed:
And I even found a perfect little black and white button in my stash for the back opening:
You can see from these pictures that I have a tiny back - for this sort of top it doesn't matter. That is also sometimes why I choose to make semi-fitted clothes - as a practical matter, I can run these up quite quickly and get the job of dressing the body done!
I see many more of these tops in my future - I think they could be made in many fabrics for all sorts of different occasions - work, casual and evening out.
Do you have a favourite top pattern you turn to again and again?
Sarah Liz :)