This little top began as a pillowcase top. Very standard, except I finished the armholes with white piping for a more finished look.
I know there are a million tutorials for these kinds of tops, and somehow, I picked the wrong one. I made up a size 5 and it was looking waaaaay too wide under the arms. Seriously wide. I had to fix it.
I cut the top in half from top to bottom.
Then I sewed the two sides together and had to think of a way to hide the centre seam. Nothing a bit of ruffle and ribbon couldn't fix. Right?
Well, after I sewed the two sides together again, I kinda thought the whole thing looked a little boring.
So I cut the bottom off about 2 inches under the arms.
Then I cut a rectangle on bias from the fabric and with a teeny tiny bit of gathering, I sewed that on the top.
I think it turned out rather cute. I like the angled stripes contrasting the vertical ones. And I am loving the bit of ruffle on the front! I skipped the ribbon in favour of a piece of the fabric cut, ironed, and sewed down over the edges of the ruffle, and I used the ribbon for the tie.
Sure hope it fits now.
Fabric - thrifted.
Thought I would also try this out... Getting brave over here!