My Mom found this sparkly fabric while shopping with me at Tissus Mode De L’Orme last summer. I always enjoy my Mom’s input when shopping. She has a great eye for finding interesting fabrics. Before having children my Mom made most of her clothes. She was known for choosing the perfect fabric for a pattern. She has not lost the knack over time. Growing up, my Mom made most of our clothes. Everything she made was wonderful and never looked homemade. I remember singing in the Christmas choir one year with my sisters as we wore our holiday maxi dresses. I felt very special in that dress. These days I make my own holiday outfits. I enjoy being holiday party-ready with an assortment of outfits that sparkle in my closet.
Burda refers to this top as having a “deep V”. They are not exaggerating. No amount of taping or pinning would have made this comfortable to wear. I opted to wear a camisole under my top. I normally avoid a camisole but in this case I’m very happy with the combination of the camisole and top.
The fabric is a lightweight knit. It was a remnant that measured a little more than 1 yard so I was limited in what I could sew. This pattern requires 1 yard (60″wide) for size 34. The top is simple to sew (and trace). The patterns calls for an invisible side zipper. In hindsight it wasn’t necessary. I don’t use the zipper. The combination of knit fabric and wide open neckline make the top easy to put on and take off without using the zipper.
Here I am competing for attention with our friend’s Christmas tree 🙂
The picture below is a good shot of the top, not such a good one of me. I think I look like a “Bobble Head” in this picture. It was one of the first ones my fashion photographer took while I ran around between the guests trying to get festive shots of my top. He had not adjusted the camera yet so my head looks disproportionately large.