summer sewing project :: the halter top


I finished the halter top, another item off my list for my summer sewing project (a make-not-buy summer wardrobe).  this pattern is really straightforward, clear, and easy.  the top easily came together.  I used anna maria hornet’s voile, which is beautiful and soft and  lightweight.  it drapes well and feels scrumptious….but it also makes the top look a bit like a nighty.  harumph.  you had better believe that I will still be wearing this to cover up at the beach (I made it myself, after all) but I don’t know if I would actually wear anywhere else.  we will see.  here is a shot of the voile used for the halter tie…it’s so pretty.

I did make a muslin for this (in ikea, child-themed cotton) and I must admit I like the stiffness of standard cotton. I do not like the hint of a grouchy face in this photo? sheesh! but the shirt looks good with a little more body, no?  I might have to make this again in a stiffer fabric.

I was really hoping to lengthen the top to make it an easy, breezy summer dress but I might have to keep hunting for the right summer dress.  the elastic in the back kind of pulls a bit make it unsuitable for anything much longer.  I’m considering something like this one.

in other news, I’ve joined a handmade wardrobe group run by the super stylish grainline studio.  so, if you are feeling a handmade clothing bug, click on the button below and you can scan all the amazing creations pulled together on flickr!

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2 Comments on summer sewing project :: the halter top

  1. mama-pan | mary frances
    March 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm (6 years ago)

    look at your and your sexy back! these are great–love the contrasting tie. it’s counter-intuitive, maybe, but do you think a shorter length would make it feel less nightgown-ish, more shirt like? Just a thought–I love tunic length things on otehrs but struggle to feel natural in them myself.

    • ahappystitch
      March 19, 2012 at 9:27 am (6 years ago)

      such a good idea!! you are a clever one, Mary Frances. And, thanks for the back compliment. The camera can be your friend sometimes!


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