I was so excited to sew with a beautiful yellow seersucker I found at Fabric Mart recently. Here is the top I made:
You see, I have been the slowest to catch on to the cold shoulder trend. I know, it’s been around for a while and is continuing into fall fashions. I was meeting my hubby for pizza one night and had some time to kill. So I decided to do some window shopping when I saw and tried on this RTW top.. and loved it.
So.. I made a pattern… and found the perfect fabric.
And made my own version! I really do love the tent shape of this top. It is very different than the usual type of garments I make and wear, which typically tend to be more fitted.
Yes, that’s a pen in m hair 🙂 My kid has two most frequently asked questions lately..”Mommy, why do you have a pen in your hair?” and “Mommy, are you talking to yourself again”? #momlife
I drafted a facing and modified the sleeves a bit by removing the band at the bottom and hemming them instead
I also made the straps a fixed length as opposed to adjustable.
Overall I am pretty happy with the way the top turned out. I topstitched all around the neckline to ensure the facing was sitting down.
I actually started making another version in a white cotton, but that one is still a work in progress. I may or may not get to wear that one this year!
I hope you enjoyed this make! I am going to work on some maxi dresses next! Fall is coming!! Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather. I sure am!
See you soon