Monday 6 November 2017

Batwing Summer Top

What do you do when you have your first free weekend for too long to remember? I should have done a LITTLE bit of study for my last exam for the semester but I just needed a weekend to recover. Instead I spent most of the weekend sewing.

I happened to be near spotlight on the weekend and may have visited with the kids. When we were there I wanted to get some fabric to make myself a couple of new summer tops just for lounging around in. I have a top that I love to wear that is just a very very very loose top with no shaping designed for draping over your body. Well while we were there and I was fending off requests to buy faux fur and polar fleece (it's tooooooo HOT!!!!) We spotted this stunningly awesome neon fabric. I'm sorry I don't have a good photo of just the fabric by itself. I was a very bad blogger and didn't photograph anything of this process. Actually I really don't have any photos of anything until the end. I was just enjoying the process of making again.

I did up this sketch to show you a rough idea of what the shirt looks like. Really loose and comfortable. The arm is just a folded over cuff sewn onto the shirt and the neckline and bottom hem are overlocked and folded over. I did most of the top on the overlocker. Rather than sewing and then overlocking I just stuck it all through the overlocker.

Now most people this neon colour would wash them out but my daughter is a lucky one to have dark skin. She can wear sooo many colours I can only dream about.

 Here is the finished top. You get an idea of the fit of this top. It's not 'fitted' at all. Actually I could probably happily wear this top as well. But she wore it all day Sunday so I call that a win.

I also have enough fabric left over to make a pair of shorts to match so she's going to have enough to wear this summer!

Would anyone be interested in a photo tutorial of how to make your own top? I have enough fabric to make myself two tops in this style so I have something to take a photo of. Let me know and I'll make sure to take photos of the steps to make one for yourself.

Happy Stitching,

1 comment:

  1. Oooh...that fabric is gorgeous! I would love to be able to wear that colour scheme, but sadly, like you I wouldn't look right wearing it. Glad your daughter likes it and it's certainly a win if she wore it all day :)


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