This is such a cute and easy to construct top made of any type of woven fabric you can imagine! This was Amy Butler's first apparel piece and wow is it a great one!
Here is the description: simple and breezy, casual or dressy. A simple halter with refined lines to enhance the romance of warm weather! What isn't included is my description of the pattern: simple tie neckline, unlined halter top with back invisible zipper and fitted bodice.
Size: I made a medium and feel the top runs true to size.
All you need to sew this top is a bright and cheery fabric that is light to medium weight, an invisible 12 " zipper, and thread. No interfacing is required!
What I love about Amy's instructions are that a very beginner could pick up this pattern and experience success. Illustrations are very complete along with the written directions.
I like this pattern. It was a little low for me neckline wise so I fixed that by inserting a coordinating fabric piece in the neckline to raise it to a more modest level. That was the only thing I changed about the pattern!
I used a 100% yummy cotton I purchased from either Fabric Mart or Fabric.com a while back. I have had the pattern for quite some time and debated whether I was 'too old' to get away with wearing this. I decided that since my arms aren't too embarrisingly low-toned I could indeed wear it in public. Besides, it has been unusually HOT here (along with most of the US, I know) and why can't I also be comfortable?
So, here is my top. I wore it to a picnic and was told I look great! Now, how is that for boosting your confidence? Sorry, but I simply can't figure out how to rotate the pictures. I have them saved in a rotated manner, but when I copy them onto this website, they rotate back. Argh!
Thanks for reading!