The ‘Floaty Red’ Shirt
⁃ Fabric: Rayon Challis (my favourite!) From the op shop.
⁃ Pattern: Simplicity 3842
⁃ Year: 2007
⁃ Notions: Thread
⁃ Time to complete: 3 hours(ish)
⁃ First worn: for photo
⁃ Wear again? Yes – to our niece’s first birthday if it is hot enough.
⁃ Total price: maybe A$3.00
⁃ Accompanying Music: Comedy Harmonists – Whistle while you work (which I am notorious for doing)
Let me say from the start that I LOVE THIS TOP! It just went together so easily and I was most chuffed that it was a size smaller that I would have made, but it fits. I was able to use a piece of challis for something other than a half-circle skirt.
I have a few pieces of red in my stash. I like red and have had a number of red tops that I regularly wear to work, but this top is for outside of work. It does have a slight tendency to gape a little if you lean over, but I guess I simply have to wear a nice bra under it.
The insert across the v (which is a bit hard to see because of the business of the print but you can see better on the pattern pic) is made like a little bib on two ribbons. I put a couple of stitches to hold it in place which I think works well.
I call this top the Floaty top as it is light and comfortable and perfect for a warm day. I like the look of the squared v neckline and think that I will make this pattern again.
I haven’t said much about Valentine’s Day – it’s not such a big deal for us (despite my best efforts!! LOL) but I do like the Red theme.