After the success of my beach dress using New Look 6781, it should probably come as no surprise that this pattern has been used again. This time I have made a top. I may even use it in its intended form one day!
The fabric I chose is a white crushed crepe type fabric of unknown composition that I picked up at the op shop.
Once again I cut the front on the fold but this time I opted to add sleeves. I added a panel of
guipire lace to the front inset of the bodice. The lace is vintage and was gifted to me by my mother. I used some of it previously on this dress. Finally I finished the top with some white self made bias binding.
I really like boho type tops at the moment but patterns for this type of top are few and far between and at 1.60m tall the trend is one that I have to be careful of. Boho styles don't generally favour short people and I have to take care not to add too much volume to my small frame. What I really like about this top is, although it has pleats in the front, it skims over the body rather than attempting to hide it.
The resulting top has become a firm favourite. Unfortunately though, being white it spends a lot of time in the laundry so I might just have to make one in a more practical colour.