When is a top not just a top?

Hi all,

I picked up some rayon recently and didn’t want to cut into the wonderful pattern it was a remnant and I wanted to use it all.top summer.jpg

I just love the colours and the hand of this fabric so I set about making it work.

Firstly I folded in half and cut an opening the width of my under arm chest and back. I then used navy bias tape to finish the edge and added straps.top summer4.jpgtop handkerchief.jpg

This is the first interpretation a handkerchief effect not stitched side seams just hemmed. This looks great on my helper but on me not so much.

But I love the fabric its cool and moves well. So next I tucked in the straps and pushed it down to my hips I have pretty much the same measurements at the top and bottom so it worked . I needed a slight side seam but then good to go.topskirt2.jpgtopskirt.jpgtopskirt3.jpgtopskirt4.jpg

So now I have a top that doubles as a skirt, I think I like it better that way. What do you think?

The little over top I am wearing in these pictures is another remnant. A gorgeous piece of shot silk chiffon just enough for this little top, self drafted french seamed,with rolled hems, works well with my skirt.

Happy Sewing ,

Sue šŸ™‚


About suebsewbyme

Australian fabric fanatic who loves to sew and create interesting garments . Creativity is my mantra.
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6 Responses to When is a top not just a top?

  1. sewbussted says:

    So cute, and I love the fabric!

  2. suebsewbyme says:

    Thank you Rhonda , it is great fabric , you can understand why I didn’t want to waste any. šŸ™‚

  3. Sarah Liz says:

    a two for one – I love the idea – I agree, far too nice a pattern to cut up. Happy New Year Sue.

  4. lovenicky says:

    I love the fabric. Somehow I think it looks more stunning as a skirt, especially with your chiffon top. Great job!

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