A Grand Top
Since, at this point I was feeling a bit uncertain about Tessuti Alice, for my next sewing summer clothing in winter project, I decided to make a complete U turn and sew something from the big 4. I had bought New Look 6871 before Alice but there is just something about Alice that compelled me to make it up first.
When Spotlight had a 50% off fabric sale in July, I think it was, I bought a piece of embroidered cotton and a couple of pieces of rayon with this top in mind. Unlike my Alice top, this time I jumped in feet first and didn't make a muslin.
I cut the entire top to a size 10 and really love how it turned out. I used the embroidered cotton for the front and back bodice, some op shop shirting for the inside of the bodice and binding and a piece of the sale rayon for the rest of the top.
This top did go in my suitcase and was worn a ton while I was away. It is lovely and cool to wear without exposing too much skin to the harsh sun. I know it will become a wardrobe staple over the summer.
For those that don't recognise the location above, these photos were taken at the Grand Canyon hence my lame attempt at a title!