In case you haven’t heard about DIBY (Do it Better Yourself), it’s a happening site and facebook page where people are encouraged to be crafty and there are patterns for sale. Who doesn’t love patterns?! I made their Augusta Moto pant last year and enjoyed their method, and they just recently released the Cecelia, a cross over top. The patterns are loaded with instructions, and you take several measurements to help you get the right size. In the case of this top, I used my high bust, full bust, waist, high hip and hip, I think. In keeping with my normal pear shape, I think I made a 2 at the shoulders, a 6 at the bust and an 8/10 a at the waist and hips. Here’s the result….
Overall, I’m calling it a winner. What I liked is that it stayed on my shoulders (a problem I’ve been worried about with tops like this), and it looks current. I may take in the side seams just a bit more to give it a little bit of waist definition (and to tighten up the overlap a smidge), but really, as is….it’s ok. I wore it out on Saturday and I felt good in it. I might even make another one before I put it all away. I might go for a little drapier fabric next time. This is a good top if you want to dip your toes in the DIBY patterns. It was fast and was simple to put together.