||New Look:Misses Tops (Tops)
||Floaty top of voile, lined front and back. Used flutter sleeves from another pattern. Attached lining at neckline, then sewed side seams of voile and lining separately. Basted armholes of voile and lining together before attaching sleeves. Hemmed voile and lining separately, making the lining 1 inch shorter. Used narrow rolled hem on sleeves and bottom of voile. Used hairline seams for construction, except neckline.
This was an exercise in thrift! The 36 inches of voile was a yard sale purchase, 50 cents. The lining, matching color, I had on hand from an earlier mistake. I already had the patterns and thread needed. And the skirt to go with it (under construction) is from a $2 piece of rayon(?). It's black with a print in the same shade of green as the voile. The black fabric was in the same heap at the yard sale, and the two fabrics might have been intended to go together originally.
I'm very pleased with this top!
The layout was very tight, for both the voile and the 3/4 yard of lining. I had to piece the lining in one spot. I put the sleeves on the straight grain rather than bias, which seemed to work fine with this fabric. Narrow rolled hems saved a little length of fabric.
|5/15/12 3:29 PM