I’m the last blogger to make this pattern!
Don’t be distracted by the hideous skirts!!
I used an embroidered silk chiffon remnant that I bought at Sewfisticated in Cambridge sometime last year. It’s a really beautiful fabric and I just love the modern details on it. Also, I love floaty chiffon fabric, but am terrified of sewing it. So I enjoyed sewing with a ‘stable’ chiffon! I’m keeping my eye on more just like it :)
I should have worn a darker cami underneath to make the embroidery ‘pop’ more…there’s a better picture below over a purple top.
The pattern is as simple as everyone says. It’s a big box that somehow fits better than other boxes (?). I cut out the sleeves and then decided to leave them off…the pattern on the fabric was busy enough, I didn’t need to add it in another direction in the sleeves.
I used an ivory rayon to bind the neckline and the armholes and french seams for the minimal 4 internal seams. Made sure to use a Microtex 70 needle and didn’t have any problems there!
So the top is a bit short. I like the length in this sleeveless version…it has the feel of an in style crop top but since I’ll always wear something underneath I don’t need to worry about showing my midriff. For an opaque sleeved version, I’ll probably lengthen it 1-2 inches.
Because I had the pattern out, I decided to make the camisole pattern included. It’s also incredibly simple. 3 pattern pieces: bodice (front and back are identical), facing, and strap. I used a rayon (?) peachskin (?). Clearly I don’t know what the hell this fabric is…it’s leftover from the lining of one of my minoru’s.
The pictures turned out better than I thought it looked – so that’s always a good sign! This fabric doesn’t have a ton of drape so even though the pattern is cut on the bias, it doesn’t have that slinky bias feel.
I made no alterations and the fit is pretty good. I would shorten the straps next time and take it in a little on the sides below the waist.
Overall, this is a highly recommended pattern to have in your quick-sew arsenal!