V8669

I am participating in "Starting at the Top" sew along.  I completed my third version of this top yesterday.  It was a sewing vacation day.  I was bound and determined to complete it before the noon hour and I did!  It is easy to do that when you sew something you have sewn previously.

This time I changed the 3/4 sleeves to shorten sleeves. I even decided not to hem the sleeves as I see unfinished edges on numerous tops in RTW.  I did hem the top though using my coverstitch machine.

I love the drape of this neckline.  My next version I may change the gathers at the shoulders to pleats and see how that looks.  Fabric is from Fabric.com.  It was not a fiddly knit to sew or work with; that is always a good thing.

Here I am wearing the top tucked in:

















I am wearing it untucked here.  I cut out quite a bit of fullness that I had in the other two tops.  I removed 1inch from waist to hip on the back piece and 1.5 inches on the front from waist to hip.  I like it much better this way.
I am wearing my new Vince Camuto black patent open toe heels I purchased from Nordstroms a few weeks ago.















While posing for these photos I also took photos of the completed Emma top also.  Now that this is complete and I have worked through the neckline gathers, I will make another top soon.


Comments

  1. Both your tops look great on you! I must say, although I normally prefer seeing tops untucked, I quite like how flattering your tops are when they are tucked in - nice!

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  2. Two very pretty tops, you will enjoy wearing these this spring.

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  3. Lovely tops and they look great with the skirts.

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    1. Thank you. And now our weather has turned much cooler again. Only temporary.

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  5. Very nice tops! I love a top that looks just as nice tucked in as it does out! I'm sure you'll get great wear out of these!

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  6. it great and I have to admire anyone who uses the cover stitch. It always took longer to put the serger back to the 3 hem than the time spent stitching

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  7. Love your tops and great fabric choice, I really like the print

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  8. That's a very spring-like top. Very pretty. You are moving right along with the top challenge.

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  9. Both top look great on you! Very professional, but cool enough for hot summer weather. I have been thinking about making a couple of cowl neck tops, but there are so many patterns to choose from.

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  10. Great tops! Love the prints you chose on both. You are making the Emma pattern awfully tempting.

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    1. I have plans for a second one. The challenge is the gathers at the neckline. Now that I got that first one made, it will be much simpler with the second one. I think you would wear this top well also.

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