About a year on and I finally gone back to making another version of this top. I blogged about my first version here. My first version is now in my mum’s closet. And that’s because my bust was a bit to bit for that version.
I made the same exact version as before combining views A and E. Just this time I had enough fabric to make the sleeves in the same shell fabric. And used red for the collar, because I just wanted some contrast. Only different to the pattern from before is that I did a Full Bust Adjustment.
Fabric as per usual from Abakhan’s, do I even have to mention? (I do buy fabric somewhere else as well you know! )
Just because I made this before, did not mean I did not almost mess it up. I managed to put my dart markings on the right side of the fabric which carbon paper that past experience showed me that does not go away even if I wash the ‘crap’ out of it! Luckily this time around I had plenty of fabric and I was able to just re-cut the front. Phew..!! Zipper insertion went in smoothly. I love side zips! Think I will try and add them in the side seam as often as I can!
I also managed to improve the finish on the sleeve slit! Doesn’t pucker too much. Now that my chest has more space I love wearing this top. As you can imagine I made it a while ago, but only now got the chance to share it with you.