I blogged about this top a couple of posts ago, but I wanted to add some details.
First of all, the neck edge. I like the v neck and the way it is made, but I wasn't thrilled with the unfinished neck facing so I serged it. Unfortunately, it hits right at the top of the bra line, so it shows as a ridge. I will probably cut off the serging and let it stay unfinished for a smoother look.
Here you can see more detail on my falling-over-sideways dress form. Not sure how to get her standing up straight again. She's a leaner now.
Here's a couple of details that I really like. The gathering on the front really takes this T from ordinary to unique. Unfortunately, it was a booger to figure out and get straight. Both sides do not have the same amount of curve. It was hard to tell how much to sew where, so I guessed it. Next time I will do more marking than is indicated on the pattern so that both sides come out even.
I love the back on this. You can't really tell from the pattern envelope (well, I didn't notice) that the back of the collar is gathered. I think that looks pretty cool. Also, the gathers on the back are really nice. I think this top would lend itself nicely to a mixed-media approach. Maybe chiffon or crepe de chine. It would need to be something with some "flow" to it I think.
I think I would like to make this top about 4-6 inches longer so that it would be long enough to wear with leggings. I'm not really a leggings wearer, but I'd like to try it and I think this would be a good tunic. It's long enough to cover the rear, but not long enough in the front for my taste in order to wear it as a tunic. Maybe if I was 20 and in good shape - he he...
And here we are with the armhole issue. I don't know if its because the top is so wide on me, or the armholes are just too big, but there is no getting away from the bra-showing problem. I'm afraid that if I sew the side seams up any further they will be too tight.
Well, this is a crappy picture of me, but I think it is a better look to have jeans or darker pants with this colored top. I was at JoAnns today and they had a dark red fabric with lengthwise stretch that looked like it might be bengaline. I may have to go back and get that. I've been wanting to try the Style Arc Barb pant (I think it was a free download awhile ago) and that might be a perfect fabric for it - and it would look good with this top!