This top is taking me way longer than I expected.
First off, all the seams are French seams. WHO designs French seams into a teen/young women’s “easy” pattern?! It’ll be beautiful inside and out when it’s done, but French seams mean no serger, so it’s taking a lot longer.
Secondly, there’s this:
I know you love my sexy, “I’m a Thanksgiving day parade balloon” face.
So I mentioned last week, I’m not using the “right” fabric. This top is supposed to be made out of a soft, drapey fabric. The dupioni I’m using instead is decidedly towards the “crunchy” end of the spectrum. That means that instead of draping around my body like a soft, pretty toga, it stands out from my body…like a sheet of paper.
I knew it was going to do that to some extent, but the level it’s doing it to is rather comical. I want this to be a somewhat boxy, unshaped top, but, uh, not this much.
I’ll be doing some creative altering of the side seams to see if I can’t slim it down to something more in line with what I have in my head.
Regardless of how it turns out, next week I’ll show you guys the end results…and I’ll show you the changes I made to the back!