Badmomgoodmom asked a very good question on View B - she wondered if the asymmetric drape made it pull to one side. I didn't find that it did because the drape extends across the whole back and is caught in the back neck seam and the hem.
This time I made View A in a very lightweight and badly behaved poly. Getting the hem straight and the extra cape layer to hang properly was a nightmare. This top is supposed to be a bit longer, but as I kept trying to trim the bottom straight it got shorter and shorter until I finally just decided to hem it as it was before it turned into a crop top.
The reason I used a badly behaved poly is that I totally fell in love with the print, a sort of enlarged fish scale digital print which I found at the fabric market in Sham Shui Po. The fabric itself actually feels quite nice, it was just a devil to work with.
Neckline detail, as before I changed the facings to a binding strip, but the neckline one is too wide, not risking redoing it though and leaving visible holes.
Fortunately I don't think people will notice this in real life - the hem of doom!
Well, a few days in the magic closet and some time to forget the hemming traumas worked wonders and I now really like the top. I like this sort of unusual draped style and I really do love the print. I have some left to make another top or perhaps a scarf if I can face cutting and hemming it all over again! There are so many lovely prints around in this type of fabric that I am determined to master it.
I initially planned to wear this with jeans but in taking these photos I prefer it with the denim pencil skirt. Still, it's good to have options!
I wouldn't look at this print or the style of top but I so love it! I like it with the pants best for more casual and with the skirt for more business for want of a better word.ReplyDelete
Pretty! I love the print of the fabric and they way you used it. It looks awesome, even if the hem was a slightly traumatic experience.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous print Allison, love it paired with the skirt!ReplyDelete
Worth the hassle (easy for me to say from thousands of miles away!) ... you ended up with a very pretty top in an awesome print!ReplyDelete
I love, love, love the print you choose for this top. Sorry the fabric gave you such fits but it was definitely worth it in the end.ReplyDelete
Did you consider doing the hems by hand? Sometimes it is actually faster if you have to do it over by machine more than once.ReplyDelete
This is so stylish! So elegant. I actually prefer it to the first version. Excellent for work or with jeans.ReplyDelete
very pretty, certainly a pattern where I would not have taken a second look but now I see the possibilities.ReplyDelete
Fun and different! Glad you got over the trauma enough to wear it.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous top! And it looks great with both the trousers and the skirt. The print you chose is lovely too.ReplyDelete
I should add this pattern to my wish-list!
This is a great match of fabric to pattern - I love it. I hear you on the hem - I have done that before... just called it ok before cutting off more! lol!ReplyDelete
Nice top. The fabric is beautiful even though it gave you such a difficult time.ReplyDelete
How cute. And quite an unusual print. Good find.ReplyDelete
This looks great Allison! I love that fabric! And I think it looks perfect paired with the skirt!ReplyDelete
Nice patterns, nice top.ReplyDelete
I am follow you.
What a pretty piece! I love the digital print - the patter showcases is perfectly.ReplyDelete
That's very cool. Both looks are great - bet you wear this lots.ReplyDelete
This pattern is growing on me. Love your interpretation of it. The proportions work really well with the skirt.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! So much prettier than the pattern envelope would suggest.ReplyDelete
I have this pattern and love every version I have seen in blog land, including yours. But I think it will have to wait for warmer weather.ReplyDelete
I really love this top. The fabric is beautiful and must be well worth the agony.ReplyDelete
You had already sold me on this pattern--a modified View B (not enough fabric for the full cape) is next on my cutting table--and now I want to make this view too! Love the fish scale print and the subtle drama of the cape.ReplyDelete
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Well done, its beautiful, specially the well detailed sleeves it is indeed stunning. I am quite jealous with yourReplyDelete
Sewing skill, I'll look forward to make one.
What a unique and beautiful top! I love it with jeans, btw.ReplyDelete