Monday, July 20, 2015

A Top With a Difference

Thank you to all who visted my last post and who left a comment. It was greatly appreciated!

Last fall, I made this dress by combining the sleeves, armhole  and neckline of Today's Fit V1109       and the body of Burda 5522 , both OOP.




 I've gotten compliments every time I've worn it and I thought I'd use the same concept and make a  tunic length top.




 I cut the band using lengthwise stripes for contrast.


The contrast is totally lost on the sleeves and in retrospect, a plain white band would have made a bolder statement but I do so  love these sleeves with their pleats on either side of the band.





BTW, the fabric is cotton lycra and very drapey. 

I had the top on my dress form when my DGD, Jessica came to visit and she really liked it. I had her try it on with the intention of making her one but when I saw her in it, I just had to let her have it because it looked so great on her. I ended up giving her my white ankle jeans to wear with it too.







Jessie also went home with the yellow Sandra Betzina top from this outfit because it was too tight to be attractive on me and looked amazing on her but I forgot to snap a pic.

Pretty cool when a Nana and a Grand-daughter can share clothes, don't you think!

I have lots more to show you so please come visit me again and Happy Sewing from



8 comments:

Alexandra said...

Lovely top! I really like the stripes and how on the neckline band they run in the other direction. And what a nice Nana you are!

Linda T said...

Now THAT is fun.......being able to share with DGD..........the same outfits......SUPER! I do like how you merged the two patterns. I have both of those and have never made either........yet, anyway.

shams said...

That top looks great on her! And how amazing that you can share clothing. :D

Faye Lewis said...

Love that neckline treatment - too cute!

Sarah Liz said...

What luck being similar in size - it must feel wonderful being able to give nice garments to someone whom you love and who appreciates them. And you get to enjoy them as well, when you see the garments again. The top is very smart. I was just going to visit your last post, to say I am sorry you had problems with allergies - I have this sometimes as well. It certainly makes one feel miserable. I'm glad your sewing room was the healthiest retreat :)

twotoast said...

Love the top with contrast neckline - and what a cute model (lucky lady!)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Aw that is so nice Diana. She looks great in her new outfit. Love the top!!

Sharon said...

How lovely does your DGD look in your top and jeans and a wonderful gift to her.