Okay... So everyone wanted to know about my top I was wearing in the glasses post on yesterday. Well, here it is!
I was inspired by the Ellery Delores Top:
I started with the back and front pieces of 7543. I cut the size small and graded out to a medium at the waist.
I added an inch of length to both pieces. I altered the front with a FBA and added a horizontal dart. I started to add a vertical one as well, but I left it as is.
I added seam allowances to the back and front centers. Instead of cutting them on the fold, I wanted them to have seams there, like my inspo top.
For my sleeves, I used pattern piece #4 from 7543 and #9 from 7542. I needed to alter the sleeve from 7542 so that it would be off the shoulder.
Here's what the pattern piece looked like.
All of the pieces went together perfectly.
And I love that the ruffle is a complete circle with no seam line to distort the beautiful drape.
I finished them with rolled hems.
Unlike my inspo top, I stuck to the pattern detail and used elastic in the neckline. The inspo top has a neckline facing and a center back zipper.
I love how these modifications turned out. This fabulous Mercerized Cotton Poplin from Mood Fabrics.com was perfect. I plan to use this design a few more times!