Pattern Magic Top
I made a new top. This one is from one the pattern magic books (sorry can’t remember which one & I’m too lazy to put my laptop down, get up off the couch & walk to the bookshelf to find the book & tell you for sure which one it is).
The checked fabric is some kind of synthetic I got off the $2 table one time at Darn Cheap, it’s actually sheer so I interlined it with navy linen. The synthetic has the weight & almost the feel of crepe, only a little crisper. I was surprised how nice the linen/mysterious synthetic was to sew with & wear. The linen breaths & is really comfortable, it’s also really easy to press into shape (which came in handy while sewing). The synthetic is almost impossible to press into shape (hence why I was so happy with the linen), but the plus side to this is that it doesn’t crease when you’re wearing it. I’m going to have to make some more things with this fabric combo next summer.
The top itself was pretty easy to draft but the construction was a pain. Mostly because I just wanted to start sewing & not take the time to actually PLAN how I was going to put it together. This lead to me having to use not one, but TWO invisible zips, just so that I could get in & out of the damn thing. The first is a simple side zip, the second runs from the top of my neck down about 15cm.
Despite my minor zip dramas, I’m really happy with this top. I really like the colour detail & whilst I’m not wearing a necklace in these photos, the collar frames some of my favourite necklaces really nicely.