The “Sparkle Time!” Top | Sarah Gabbart
Fabric: Beautiful sequined fabric from a local fabric shop ($39.99 a yard – 1 yard) and some nude lining ($5 a yard – 1 yard)
Pattern: None – I just winged it.
Year: c. 2011
Time to complete: 1 hour
First worn: December 2011
Wear again? To a party or to sparkle during the day!
Total Cost: ~$45
When I saw the word "Patternless" on our challenge schedule, the first thought I had was "OH NOO!" That is my sewing weakness y'all. It's scary to fly without a net!
I decided to take it slowly and keep it simple for my first patternless piece – a sparkly tank top that I can wear to someplace festive or use to dress up jeans for after work cocktails.
It was super easy to make this pattern – I just took some tracing paper and created a basic shell, based on the Sorbetto top (the proportions/sizing), and made the neckline higher. Then I took the fabric and laid it out so that the selvage edges, which had this lovely nude gauze, made up the top and back. I then made a liner out of nude acetate – volia! Exactly the top I hoped to make!
My favorite thing is that this top looks awesome with red pants and a navy blazer – I can't wait for girl's night!
In my mind I was jumping oh-so-high!