I fully intend to put up a poll when all this is over and done to see which of these creations y’all like the most. But I already have my guesses just from the number of comments/amount of exuberance on each post.
Before we get to today’s top, I’d like to apologize first for the hideous tan lines. There was another picture (which will remain unposted and deleted forever) of this top where I actually couldn’t see the shirt properly due to the glare off of my chest. Never before have I been so keenly aware of my need to a.) apply self tanner or b.) wear only long sleeved turtlenecks until my skin fades back to its normal lily-whiteness. I’d also like to offer a general thank-you to everyone for not mentioning the farmer’s tan yesterday.
ANYWAY. Here’s my new ruffly empire-waisted (surprise!) top. Ta-da!
I used a yard of the Dewberry and a half yard of the Freshcut (which barely made it due to last-minute ruffle-width changes).
: : Pattern : : As usual there is no real pattern for this one. I used one pattern piece from a Butterick dress for the front bodice but totally changed it as I traced it so I’m not even going to cite the pattern. I had this in my head as a dress originally (and truly you may live to see the next version of this as a dress) with a drawstring that tied under the bust, but I didn’t have enough fabric to make it go that far, and really I like it alot like this. The elastic goes from the straps under the arms and around the back, so to get it on I just pull it over the head. Translation: no zipper, which is always a win.
: : Fit : : I seem to have a recurring problem making stuff too big. Again, as in the past, this thing could probably fit someone with a 38″ chest or more, which means it’s a little too big on me. Seriously, I’m going to have to open an etsy that only sells shirts in size 38B/C to get rid of all the shirts I make but can’t wear.