Sunday, July 5, 2015

Black & White Dots Top

I've finished another top.

I used Vogue 9057 and made view B.   With a few changes I got the loose tunic type top that I wanted.  First, I lengthened it by 2 inches.  Then I added fullness through the waist and hips by moving the center of the pattern away from the fold of the fabric.  And, obviously, I shortened the sleeves.  I really like how it turned out.

 Vogue 9057

The black and white dot fabric is a light weight ITY that's perfect for summer tops. It's very soft and was easy to work with.  I don't remember where I got it, but I bought 4 yards.  This top only took 1 yard, so I still have a lot of it left.

The black fabric that I used for the sleeves is a thin poly knit from Joann's. I also used it for the neckband. This is the method I used for the neck: cut a strip 2 inches wide and fold it in half; attach it to the neck and then serge the seam; then fold the seam down and top stitch.

I like the contrast of the black sleeves and neckband with the print fabric.  I also like the rounded shape of the hem.


  1. Lovely top and looks so comfortable.

  2. I like this top very much. Tunics are something I don't wear well because of my height and shape I guess, but I do love them on others..

  3. You are having a very smart summer - this top is just as wonderful as the last. I think the tunic is very flattering on you.

  4. You plan worked for this top. It looks very comfy. Maybe you'll make more now that you've tweeked the pattern.

  5. Very nice top! I like your choice of fabric print too. You are inspiring me to sew more tops now! Great job!


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