ESSENTIAL TOPS SAL UPDATE
64 TOPS COMPLETED AND POSTED
4 DAYS TO GO
NEW END DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH
Don't forget to take a peek at the completed tops page. New tops are being added everyday! I was able to finish two simple ones myself.
Several weeks ago I started craving some simple tank top additions after being inspired by another blogger's use of Simplicity 2599. I even rushed out to buy some brightly colored drapey fabrics that I thought would work well in making tanks. (blogged about here) I finally got around to making two of them, but decided to switch patterns. I'd used McCall's 5977 several years ago and felt it would be a better fit for me now.
- how to adjust the shoulder seam for a better armhole fit
- how to adjust center front to eliminate gaping at the neckline
- how to insert a tiny self-binding at the neckline that is more like upscale RTW
|This tank is Army Green, although not a Pantone spring color for this year. But it's one of my favorite colors (for some reason). For this top I did adopt an element from Lula Louise, the rounded baseball style hem. I just think it's cute. I used a dinner plate to get my curve edge and it worked out just right.|
- adding a tiny pocket
- rotating the bust darts to the bottom hem
- adding side slits