Do you plan your next sewing project while on work? I do, sometimes. Especially when I am standing in the rest room and looking into that big mirror. This happened a few weeks ago when I was thinking about a top that might go with my new pair of Emily Culottes. A white T-Shirt was in my mind, and as I do not own a single plain white T-Shirt I would have to sew one. But a simple T-Shirt is a bit boring, right? I wore a version of Simplicity 1849 that day and while looking in that big mirror it occured to me that it would look great together with the culottes. I would just shorten the sleeves to make it more summer appropriate. One weekend later I had what you already saw in this picture.
There seems to be a bit of gaping at the neckline. I do not have this with the version I made two years ago:
The fabric is white cotton knit with elasthane. I got it during the sale when Elingeria closed down her business. It has a great recovery and was perfect for this top.
I cut a size 10 without any alterations.
This top is actually a shirt with the twist as an overlay and a front facing. I fiddled a bit with the V-neckline to get it right, but else this is an easy sew. Seams are all finished with the serger.
From the leftovers I made two more Watson Bikinis and one Butterick 6031 camisole.
For the Bikinis I tried to add lace scraps (I hate to throw away fabric scraps and are constantly searching for ways to put them into use). I like how it turned out.
I even made some ribbons. It took me a whole Sunday morning to make these two, but aren’t they cute?
For the camisole I changed two things. Instad of using clear elastic to sew under the edge of the neckline lace, I used very tiny white “Dekollete” elastic. The reason is that when I iron my camisoles I always melt away a bit of the clear elastic. Secondly, I did not use small lace for the straps but usual lingerie elastic. The lace straps always come out of the washing machine quite crumpled.