Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post :) And also a warm welcome to my three new followers on Bloglovin'.
I finally finished my basic sleeveless top :) I cut the fabric many weeks ago but only yesterday I managed to finish it. This top is my second version of boatneck top based on Built by Wendy book - the shift dress pattern. You can see my first top here, hi-low top.
This time I didn't want a hi-low style, so I just follow the original pattern.
For the fabric, I used the leftover polka dots silk satin from the lining of my double breasted cape. I think the fabric is not the best to wear in the hot summer day but the polka dots print makes me want to sew it so badly :) I think is fine to wear it at home but not for outside.
I used Built by Wendy Shift dress pattern size S, followed the instructions of making a boatneck style on project 4, as shown on the picture below - dress in color block in front.
I omitted the sleeves and front darts, make the front-back and armhole facing - fused it with fusible interfacing in the wrong side of the fabric and the top length is 3 cm under my hips.
I used 1.5 cm seam and hem allowances. Also reduced 2 cm on both center front and back at the neckline to avoid gaping.
The sewing process was easy and fast - I've done the top in two hours plus 1 hour on pattern tracing and cutting the fabric that I did many weeks ago :)
Well, I don't want to explain more about this simple basic top. I am sure many of you already master it. I will show you the closer look of the front, side and back top :)
Sorry for the wrinkles, I forgot to iron before I wear it
I am wearing this outfit the whole day at home for testing. I like it and I am thinking to make some more basic top like this, maybe with shorts sleeves in knit fabric or sleeveless in printed cotton with peter pan collar ;)
P.S. I am still working on the trousers little by little - it's a little bit boring but I have to do it :-) And also, I promise myself to make another version of my April dress with A-line skirt - I did it this morning but the result wasn't so good and I am thinking to cut the bodice and make a skirt from it. We will see later..
Happy sewing! <3<3