Here are some upmarket examples:
|Exhibit 1 by Day Birger et Mikkelsen|
|Exhibit 2 by Thakoon|
That shape just looks so simple to make!
So here's what I made - as it looks in daylight - same kind of shape, right?
There's a bit of puckering in the top stitching around the neckband - my tension was just a little off.
I used view A from this little specimen from the Butterick Classic era. You could draft something yourself though - it really is a basic shape.
My neckline is more rounded and a bit lower than my inspiration tops, but I'm happy with the way it looks.
* these photos taken inside in the evening with not enough light and accordingly lightened in Picasa
|I need to work on smiling for the camera|
|and on looking AT the camera!|
|No circus tricks were required to make this top|
|My son says if you don't know about smiling for the camera, chop your head off|
|Steeling myself to do a better job with the ironing - maybe tomorrow|
I had a problem with blogger last week and my award / giveaway post didn't seem to make it through most of the usual channels. So in case you didn't see my post last Tuesday, I'm running a giveaway - with the chance to win 3 patterns of your choice from a selection of new and old Vogue, Butterick and Simplicity patterns. Entries close next Tuesday, and at the time of writing there is just 1 entry - the odds are looking fantastic!