It was a perfect beach day for locals, meaning it was overcast and quiet1, and there was plenty of room for doing cartwheels.
Also here's a little public service announcement: This pattern is currently on sale for $1.99 in the Kwik Sew Out-Of-Print sale2, so hurry over there and grab all the old Kwik Sew patterns - the envelopes look super boring, but you just have to make them up in neon jersey, and suddenly they're fun!
Pattern NotebookView / Size used: I used the view A length, but the B neckline. I made the XS because the fabric is super stretchy, but I coulda maybe used a size or two bigger
Fabric Used: Super soft 4-way cotton jersey from the Michael Levine Loft, left over from my cardigan
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: This is my second version of this top, the other one works it's way downwards through the day because the bust lining is too small and it pulls the top down. For this version I added 1 1/2" all the way around in the lining, the added space there seems to have done the trick.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I've tried to trace off RTW tops that look like this, but it's never worked out well. I love that the lining on the bust means that you don't have to worry about finishing the neck or armholes. I like the shape of the neckline - it is almost exactly the same as the navy Old Navy tank top I'm wearing underneath
What did you particularly like or dislike about the finished garment? I dislike that I'm a dummy and put the front on the wrong way around!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Hoooo yes! I will be sewing this one again, and I certainly recommend you get over to the pattern sale and grab a copy!
Machines / settings used:
Brother 1034D serger for all construction except attaching the elastic to the lining - same settings as the cardigan:
Differential Feed: 1.6666
Stitch Length: 4
Stitch Width: 5.5
Tensions: Left Needle: 4, Right Needle: 4, Upper Looper: 4.2, Lower Looper: 4.3
1. And humid, so also it was a super-extra frizzy hair day↩
2. No affiliation whatsoever, just a happy customer↩