I've long wanted a long sleeved white basic top to wear under this , made two years ago.
I used the neckline of V8793 , but the body of Burda 6988, which is really one of my basic slopers and I use it for many things.
The fabric is a beautiful weighty rayon lycra from my stash.
The culottes ( I'm so happy culottes are sticking around for a bit longer ! I love them ! ) are View E of this pattern.
The fabric is a quite yucky faux linen from my stash. Faux linen usually makes up in great bottoms but this one has little drape so not what I expected although I've worn this outfit and it's OK. This outfit looks so much better in person !
Then I copied a RTW top I bought with the intention of copying it to use as a new garment in my next Fashion Show. This is such a cool piece and I've made three versions so far and it's so much fun to make and wear. I'll be posting How To Make this top at Diana's Sewing Lessons a little later if anyone is interested in trying one. I love these tops. Here is the original .I forgot to take a pic of me wearing it before giving it to my friend Ruth who loved it. I'd rather make my own I guess.
It looks like a poncho until you spread your arms.
Here is one I made.
This photo shows the back of the top. As you can see , the wrong side of the fabric shows so you need a two sided fabric or one that is pretty on both sides. This one is burnt out polyester.
This is what it looks like on.
This next one is a stretch mesh that looks the same on both sides. You'd see me coming in this one !!
And finally, a semi sheer polyester that I absolutely love but this one is too big and long for me. I made it to sell but love it so much that I bought more fabric so I can make one for me.
I think these tops help to make the perfect hostess outfit. Oh ! But don't try cooking with theses on. The "wings" would not be safe near a stove. Lol.
I have a few other things made including a print jean. I'm not even sure if they are still in fashion but I bought a bright flowered canvas three years ago and was determined it would become jeans ! I'll show you next time.
Please let me know what you think, particularly about the last three tops. Do you think they would sell ?
Have a great week everyone.
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