I whipped this little ditty out in only 3 days! That's heavy with sarcasm in case you can't hear it in my typing. It should have taken me a few hours. This is one easy pattern. Sometimes life (and a trip to the library) can complicate things.
I've had this top planned for over a year. I'm trying to sew some of my backlog instead of just the new and the now. And what did it turn into but the perfect match to this recently sewn skirt. One of the things I really like about this top is the ability to adjust the under-bust gathers. That way it doesn't end up looking too maternity.
The fabric is a cotton eyelet I picked up at JoAnn's. I made the elastic around the neckline tighter so it wouldn't be so off-the-shoulders as the envelope examples and would be bra friendly.
The pattern calls for eyelet lace around the ribcage but I couldn't find any in red. And I'm telling you, I was stuck on it being red. Should I buy some in white and dye it? Then I ran across this this interesting trim and thought it might work. Ta Da!
I used my typical bias tape finish around the sleeve seams and french seams everywhere else.
Currently Vogue 8553 is giving me a bit of trouble with the neckline. It's a great pattern, don't get me wrong, I just made a few mistakes of the costly time kind. Hopefully it'll be done sometime this weekend.