I have needed tops in my wardrobe line up for sometime. With me still doing the Ready to Wear Challenge, I couldn’t purchase any as part of the Challenge. I had already picked this top to make, when Leslie Bentley, Master Teacher over at The Sewcial Place on Facebook, announced that she was doing a free Sew-Along for a limited time. The tutorial can now be purchased if interested in making this top under her fabulous direction.
Please excuse the writing on the pattern, as I write on them, so I don’t forget which view I am making or if I made alterations to the view. In this case I didn’t use the sleeve on View D. I wanted this top for the Fall/Winter weather.I went with the Bodice on View B and Sleeve on View C. I am not a fan of the close up neck on tops. I have really short hair and it just looks weird on me when wearing a mock or turtleneck top. In case I actually like this one.
I used a knit fabric, that looks like denim, it is super soft and I absolutely love how it feels. It is not to heavy or too light and can be worn with or without a sweater. The one thing that I didn’t like about the top was the flair at the bottom. I probably could have gotten away with cutting a smaller size. I cut the size 10. To avoid the top looking too big for me, I tucked only the front into my pants. I think its cute. I thought how could I style this top for a cute everyday or a casual Friday outfit for work. I styled it with a pair of Sam Edelman riding style boots from last season and a pair of white leggings, that are lined and perfect for winter that I purchased from Nordstrom
I haven’t decided if it is one I’ll make again, now that it’s finished. It’s possible it could be a one time make. I think it came out very well, but I am not in love with it, as I am with some of the other pieces I have made in the past. Tops are definitely on my to do list and there will be more coming soon.
Bye for now, time to go Sew Something!!!