The “Bosoms Required” Top | Sarah Gabbart
Fabric: Lightweight denim from stash
Pattern: McCall's M6325
Year: c. 2011
Time to complete: 3 hours
First worn: November 2011
Wear again? Yes – with some high waisted pants or over a camisole!
Total Cost: ~$17 + whatever the fabric cost whenever I purchased it!
For this week's challenge, I knew I had to make something that was a little more "Woo hoo!" that what I normally would wear – I mean, come on, pin up style is all about added some va va voom to the room!
I had purchased this pattern to make a top to wear for my Mia Wallace costume this year, but because of a family emergency I wasn't able to sew the thing. When I came across it in my stash I knew it had pin up potential! Especially when paired with some lightweight denim I found at Jo Ann's a while back and some orange buttons for contrast.
The top was decently easy to construct – even with the boning (which I have never done before!) – but it does have one issues: bosoms are not optional. Unlike Mena's lovely playsuit
of that bears the opposite name, this top is made for ladies who have a little more up top. I was not blessed with that.
As a result, I had to take the sides in a lot to make this fit snugly. Surprise! Once it fits, this top gives the illusion of a decent pair – huzzah!!
Once finished, Ryan and I headed outside to snap a few shots and Tex just couldn't resist joining in – I think the top photo in this post is my favorite we have taken so far!!