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!
mama-pan | mary frances says
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.
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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