Aloha Sewing Friends,
I finally pulled a knit off my shelf that has been calling to me for many months. I cannot tell you how many times I've planned to make this top in the last year or so. I kept unfolding the fabric only to refold it and place it back on the shelf...not feeling patient enough to cut and sew a knit I guess. I am glad the desire for a new top overcame my cutting and sewing inertia this weekend. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I've been sick for the last week and needed something to brighten the day! Oh those back to school colds can sure take it out of you. I've been resting a lot and feel nearly back to my old self. I should be ready to go by Monday. Anyway, this fabric was purchased in Oahu with Kyle, remember? It is bright pink with corals, black, navy blue, taupe and white. If you look carefully you can see butterflies!
link. I did end up needing to take in the sides around the bust, because this fabric is very stretchy. I believe it is a rayon lycra. I could have tightened the sleeves a bit at the base as well, since there is a slight gap, but I haven't done it. I am wearing this version with a black camisole, so that it is work appropriate, but it can be worn without one too. I used my coverstitch machine for all the topstitching.
Have a great week and stay healthy :-)