Oh, I love this pattern! I’ve made a few woven tops, but don’t find them very comfortable. I like the simple vest style of this, and the back is really lovely.
This version is in a pale blue / grey patterned voile, underlined with white muslin. I used the muslin because it was the day before we left to go on holiday, and that was all I had, but it is perfect with the voile. Very light and lovely to wear, and the two fabrics seem to have become one.
The only thing I changed was to shorten the top at the shoulders to raise the cut out at the back, so I can wear a strapless bra with it.
It’s a very quick make, although neatening the straps does take some time. You can use bias binding, but on this light fabric I decided to serge the edges, then turn over and hem. I used my beloved edge stitching foot to get a good finish.
One word of warning – the straps/neckline measure about 110 inches, so whatever edge finish you use, you need to be happy to do a lot of it! Possibly not one for hand stitching….
I’m looking forward to making lots more of these for next summer. The pattern is also suitable for jersey fabrics, and wouldn’t it look great lengthened into a dress?