I needed an quick project. An easy one to cleanse my palate of the Boyfriend's shirt. I went through my patterns and chose Simplicity 1693. Then I went through my stash and found a rayon challis strike-off I got at the swapmeet. I got 2 yards for $2. Woohoo! I originally thought I would make a dress using this fabric, but never paired it with the right pattern.
I chose view F. I used french seams throughout and made my own self bias binding to finish the neckline and the armholes. Without the collar, the top was sort of boring. I decided to make spaghetti like I did for one of my first projects in school. The spaghetti straps could have been stuffed a little more, but I think they are alright. I hand-sewed the spaghetti straps in a swirly pattern and added pearl buttons. Here is a close-up of the neckline:
The instructions had you make a button loop with thread. Mine's slightly too big for the button so it slips off the button sometimes. And the close-up of the back:
If I make this view again, I might try the collar and I would shorten the back a little. It is quite long on little ol' me. I definitely want to try the other views.
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