Last week I made a lovely dress out of my Tower print fabric, here. I purchased enough for a dress and a top so I was determined to get a dress and a top out of it, even if I made an error cutting out the directional print on one of the skirt pieces last week!
The back piece squeezed on to my mistakenly cut skirt piece, but I did have to shorten it it a few inches.
Otherwise, the front piece fit on well …
and the front wedge piece fit on well.
I was very satisfied when I used up all my fabric, except for this.
I used a black ponte from my fabric stash. Just a scrap, but big enough for the short sleeves – even these funny shaped raglan sleeves.
Every time I make this top I have to sew the point of the sleeve shoulder dart into more of a curve. Can you see on the right how pointy the small shoulder seam is when sewn as drafted out on the pattern piece? I sew over this point again, rounding it out a bit, as you can see on the left.
I hemmed the sleeves, neckline and bottom of the top with single fold bias tape.
My completed Tower top! Lovely weather for a photo shoot!
Oh! Surprise! It’s the last of the piping!
Looks like I’m getting some comments/suggestions/unwanted advice from the deck.
Ah! Apparently I need a prop! Even if it is an unwilling prop!
Ok, that’s better!
Did you know it was International Cat Day on Tuesday? I found out late in the day, but just in time – check out the Instagram! #internationalcatday