My second garment, that I made for my outfit for the 2017 challenge was the top. As the original top was on the sheer side a bit too much, I decided to try and find a fabric that gave a little bit more coverage. In the end, I settled on the sheer stripe stretch jersey knit from MinervaCrafts. The pattern I used was NewLook 6230, already in my stash.
To get the same look as on the inspiration image, I made a combination of View A and B (V neck and long sleeves). I cut a straight size 12 and made no changes. I made it many on the overlocker. I prefer using the overlocker when working with knit fabric.
Once I attached the neck binding, I felt it needed to be stitched down, so I used my sewing machine for this. This is the only part I used the machine. A bit difficult to show off black stitching on black fabric.
As, I was not that happy with how this fabric handled while in the sewing machine, I decided not to hem the bottom and the sleeves. Instead, I just overlocked the raw edges and left it to that.
I am kind of glad, I did not hem them as they are a bit longer. I was totally surprised at how short the top really is. On the pattern envelope, the top looks longer. But, then, the model does not have the same big bust I do. LOL
Although my stripes are a bit wider, it’s still a bit too sheer. For the shoot, I used similar styling as the inspiration garment. However, usually, if not adding any layers I will use a camisole underneath it.
Chances are I will make this top again, it comes together fast and it fits nice. What I would change on my next version will be to add a 2-5 cm to the length. There is not much else to say about this top.
Next time, I will continue with the last garment of my look, which is the jacket.