Here is something to learn from this top: Always add an extra 10 inches (I swear to God) to your sewing pattern! Why? Because then you'll end up with a too-short top like me. I suppose my real fault is not making a muslin before going into fashion fabric, but I'm lazy and impatient when it comes to things I'm making for just me.
Although really? I guess it's not that bad. I won't be going out alone looking like this, that's fer damn sure! I get hit on far too much over here and that's not being conceited. Men are pigs around my neighborhood, really.
And here is the back, if you're curious.
Things I learned while making this top:
- Like I said, over-add inches to your bodice block after tracing. You'll thank me.
- I'm now better with zippers, but still not perfect. This top has a side zip versus center back. Initially, I was planning on making it a center back zip until I realized I couldn't wriggle myself into it. Lesson learned.
- Now I know exactly how to do a full lining in a top/dress. I did it once before with my Cloud Dress but now I'm more likely to remember. Max was actually the one who was like, "I think you need to open this seam too before turning it." Totally right. 3D modeler also equals spatial knowledge with fashion design, apparently.
- I did utilize my knowledge of hand-basting a zipper in from the Cloud Dress as well, but I could have sewn a little further away from the zipper than I actually did.
- Make this in a knit fabric. Yet again, I am too lazy to head out to the fabric store to buy EXACTLY what I should use for a specific garment. I made this with a bunch of leftover material from so many things. Oddly, it ended up being pretty much the color scheme of my wallet! I guess I know what I like, huh?
Until next time, kids!
Sunrise Panel Top - designed/sewed by me aka Manic Pop.
Red jeans - Serena Mavi denim via Brooklyn Industries
Orange Skirt - Brooklyn Industries
Glasses - Urban Eyecare, Wicker Park