So I grabbed this cute lightweight poppy fabric from my stash and whipped the top out in a single morning.
Yoga pants and greasy hair...yup, sums up my sewing look.
My reaction is a mixed one with this top. Sometimes I catch it at certain angles and I think it is super cute, other angles it feels a bit wonky or maternity top-ish. I just think this is one of those tops that has to be styled just so to bring out its cuteness. Here's my attempt...
I do think it looks pretty smashing with my vintage pink pleated skirt.
A couple things for me to keep in mind next time I make this. I think I would make the overall top a bit narrower but longer...so I'd start off with more rectangle pieces versus square ones. Also I would make my neck opening a little smaller.
My biggest issue with the neck is that I just guessed on the neck shape and as a result it is a bit wide and gapey. A part of me thinks I should put a pleat or a pin tuck on the neck in order to bring it in. Another part of me thinks that I should leave it be and just wear an undershirt with it...keeping its slouchiness in tact. What do you think?