Friday, June 28, 2013

Breezy Summer Top

I fell in love with this Swiss Dot Cotton at Joann and had to make a light and breezy Summer top with it. I used Simplicity 1693 view E. This sucker was hard to photograph!

I love how the top came out.  I wear a camisole under it because the fabric is sheer. 
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Alterations: I took about 6" off the width at the hips. I also slightly shortened the back, but still keeping the high-low hemline, which I dig. I cut a size 8 based on finished garment measurements. The pattern recommended a size 12 for me, but I don't like that much ease.  I think the fit turned out just right.

I think the peter pan collar is sweet but keeping the top simple made it not too childish.  This is a go to Summer top for me now.

1 comment:

andrea said...

this top is so adorable, I love it on you!