Here's my newest top. It's from 02/2009 #123. This is some of the fabric my husband bought me the last time he went to Texas. Guess where he left to go this morning??? More fabric for me! He picks good stuff too so I'm lucky. So this is a true wrap top where you have the slit in the side and the ties go around your body. It took me a minute to figure out the ties went around your back first and then tied at the front. Duh.
The front piece has a built in cowl (I'm sure there is a better term for this) that you fold over. They have you sew the shoulder seam first and then hand stitch the folded part to the seam. I just included the folded part in the seam. You finish the back neck with the piece of topstitched binding. You can see it if you know what to look for.
It looks pointy on the shoulders but I think that is mostly from where the fabric design stops. Sewing the bottom hem gave me fits with this gauze-y fabric and I finally settled on a mild lettuce edge. I like the effect in the back.
Another front view. I really like the asymmetrical front pieces. Oh, and I changed the arms. The original ones go all the way to the wrist and have a
It's a wild print but I love it. And no, my hair isn't cut but I may cut it like this so I wanted to see how it looks in a photo. I always see things a bit differently in a photograph of myself. Full review