Don’t you all just love a finished project?!!!
Here are the pics:
Isn’t this just a gorgeous rich color?!!! The picture on the dressform is so dark, but I was using my cell phone and you get what you get. Overall, I have to say, I LOVE THIS TOP!!!!!!!!!!
This is a size 8, but I did take it in above the waist and I interfaced the seam areas at the neck and shoulders with fusible tricot. This fabric has four way stretch and I didn’t want to doing wacky things, so I figured interfacing would do the trick. Here’s a photo of the partially finished guts. I didn’t take the interfacing completely over to the outside of the arms because I’m just leaving the hems unfinished. This is a gorgeous top and I didn’t want to run the risk of screwing it up with wonky hems!!! Sometimes less is more!
I wasn’t planning on wearing it this morning, but then decided at the last minute that it’d be a perfect trial wear. After the wear this morning, I do want to sew on bra strap holders. It has the tendency to slide around a little and I know the strap holders will keep it right where it belongs (and keep my bra hidden!).
Overall, GREAT top!! I’m considering making a dress in from this pattern and fabric. I think it’d be gorgeous and I have enough fabric. That’s not next on the list though. I want to try another one of the HP tops that I bought recently. 🙂 I think it’ll be the Cote d’Azur top…but I’m not sure!