I finished the latest HP Sunshine top on Friday and it's now my New Favorite Top. All of the Sunshine tops I've made are my favorites but because this one is rayon knit, a fun print and new, it gets a few extra points over the others.
Here it is belted and bloused. I made a self-fabric sash/belt on a whim for the first version and I find I actually wear it belted quite often. So I pieced together some scraps and made a quickie sash/belt for this one too.
This morning I cut Simplicity 3893 (below) and did the FBA alterations. I've pretty much given up on tracing Big 3/4 patterns and just whack away at the tissue. I know my size and my alterations and (knocking wood) very rarely have to go back to the original because of an alteration screw-up.
I've had this pattern for a couple of years now and even though I've kept it out of the cabinet and in the Up Next stack (basket, really), somehow it was always pushed aside. Well, its time came today.
I cut the fabric and then stepped away for a while and took the dogs to the park this afternoon. After dinner I sewed the upper bodice pieces and that's where I quit, until tomorrow sometime.
I don't want to wear two full layers in the summer heat so even though a camisole under this would probably be best, I'm going to cheat and just make a white modesty panel. Then I'll wear the top with the white denim capris I bought last summer, and look smashing of course. LOL!
Happy Easter to those who celebrate it, and remember — those brown jelly beans aren't really jelly beans. ;-)
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