Readers I have frankenpatterned myself a sleeveless summer top using Jalie 3024.
I am starting to become a real fan of this Canadian pattern company because of their excellent drafting and their multi sizing and the fact that their pattern pieces remind me of building blocks and I like nothing better than interchangeable bits so I can run with my own ideas.
The top I made uses the bodice of View C for the back (the back and front the same on that dress) and the bodice of View B without the crossover. I traced these then added enough of the skirt to make a top.
I added a CB seam so I could do all in one facings that end under the bust.
Bring on summer...
The order of construction and method for the facings is:
Join the fronts to backs at the shoulders on the bodice and also on the facings.
Lay the facing piece on the bodice piece, right sides together.
Serge the neck edge
Serge the armhole edges.
Turn the whole thing right side out pulling the backs through the fronts.
Sew the side seams.
Sew the back seam.
Top stitch the neck edge. Top stitch the armhole edges.
Cover stitch the hem.
An almost instant top.
My alterations to the pattern were: Take 1cm off the back at the shoulders and 2cm off the front at the shoulders and to raise the front armhole a little, also widen the armhole curve 1cm at bust level.
My straps ended up a bit wider because of all this but that is my preference.
I bought the pattern for the dress but I am very pleased with this basic tank top. It's going to be a TNT.
By the way, my first version was supposed to be a yellow top to go with my V9007 skirt (see previous post) but it turned out too awful due to the cheap & nasty material used. Lets just call it a non-wearable muslin shall we?
In case anyone is wondering I did not make the pants, they are Target skinny jeans with 6" cut off to make them into capris.
I have a pile of sewing that I am going to do for DD from a recent material buying spree.. Off to clear the cutting table.