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!

Comments

  1. Love the print on this one. Yes I can see the differences in the two tops and why you prefer this one. Tessuti patterns seem to be quite voluminous to me .

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    1. I agree! They have some lovely features but the only one I have been truly happy with is there standard tee.

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  2. Lovely top and possibly the best background in the world!

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    1. I thoroughly agree about the background. It is out of this world!

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  3. Great that it fitted you first off! It does look comfy and cool and I can understand why you wore it so much. Hope you had a great holiday!

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    1. I had a great holiday thank you! I certainly needed the cool tops.

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  4. Great style, fit and looks perfect for the location of your vacation. Hope your trip was as great as you looked!

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    1. Thank you! I thoroughly recommend the trip.

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