You would think that I would be concerned about the drapey neckline in a fall top but I've decided to add a camisole beneath it ~ layers are always great in the fall. I've also found that lately it has to be extremely cold for me to wear something close-fitting at my neckline...especially now that my internal thermometer is doing it's own thing!
So when I found this rayon knit and realized that the print would work with both the brown (already completed) and the gray (yet to be sewn) pieces for the CIW wardrobe, I leapt at the chance to make V1250 as a top.
I made new pattern pieces for the top. I added a hemline 9" from the waistline curve on the front piece, then traced the top of the dress piece out. I placed the back top and skirt piece together, then traced the back as one piece straightening out the curved hemline.
Otherwise the top was constructed the same way that I made the dress. There is a center back seam. I used the same stitch witchery tip for the back neckline as I did with the last two dresses I made from this pattern.
Front view with lace camisole
Close up of the neckline
Twin needled hemline
I topstitched the armhole seams and used a twin needle on the hemline. It was a quick sew but it will be a great top beneath the planned jackets and my solid color RTW cardigans.
So one more garment is completed in the CIW collection...which makes that six garments done. Next up is a cardigan from B5760. It will be a second cardigan in the collection but since I like a cardigan so much more than a jacket, I figured two wouldn't hurt!
...as always more later!