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Monday, May 26, 2014

Sleeveless Top In Polka dots Silk Satin

Hello everyone!
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.

Pattern modifications:
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

16 comments:

  1. Ooohhh -- This looks so beautiful. It is simple but the fabric really elevates it! Job well done.

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  2. Hana, what a cute top... Nothing better than polka dots. Looks so comfortable too..
    Happy sewing.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Yes, it is so comfortable and the fabric is so soft :-)

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  3. Practical and pretty. An all round winner!

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  4. Pretty! I also like to use beautiful fabric even when I know it may not be the most practical. Not everything has to be practical does it? It looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Margo. We are in the same team :-)

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  5. You look beautiful and the top is gorgeous. I love your fabric selection.

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    1. Thank you so much :) I love the fabric too very much, it draped nicely and soft to wear but not perfect for hot summer day :-)

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  6. A lovely top which must stave off some of the boredom of the pants making. It does hang nicely :)

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    1. Hi SarahLiz, I spend 3 hours on pants making today and only missing to sew waistband and hem the pants. I am tired and not going to make more fitting on it. Hopefully I will wear it tomorrow and write a blog post about it :)
      Thank you for lovely comment :)

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  7. Wow! So pretty and fun, I die for polka dots and they always manage to steal my heart regardless of the garment. This top looks simple, comfortable and soooooo nice.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Rosy! I love polka dots too very much :)

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