Monday, 10 September 2012

A basic (but useful) top

I've just finished this very plain and simple top, which I'm hoping I might get a couple of wears out of before the hot weather blasts into Perth! This top is a scoop neck, long sleeved style which is curved out slightly at the hips so it is flattering around the tummy area! 

It is a complete copy of this top, which - yes, you guessed it - is by Metalicus. I should really branch out from Metalicus copies and refashions but I just can't help myself lately!

I really liked the shape of this top and the cuffs. I had a lovely piece of fabric from Textile Traders, which was t-shirt weight, but with a cosy, fuzzy side. I used the full metre of the fabric to make the top with only tiny scraps left over - yay! I had to piece the sleeves together at the elbow, but I topstitched the seam so it looks like it's supposed to be like that (hopefully).

I changed the finish on the neckline, from a fold-over binding on the original, to a strip of fabric folded and sewn to the neck edge, stretching the strip slightly while sewing. This sits very nicely and is quick and simple to do. 

I think this is something I will wear and wear in the colder weather as it's cosy, comfortable and goes with everything. Everyone needs basics, right?


Pam @Threading My Way said...

A classic piece that will co-ordinate with so many outfits.

fabric epiphanies said...

Nice copy! I love Meticulus as well. I have just been admiring the city cardigan thinking, I could do that.


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