I know, I know…you have probably noticed that I have been sewing a lot of tops lately. I would like to say that this is the last, but I’m not sure whether or not that would be the truth yet. I have been coming across many great fabrics that give me inspiration for a new top, and I just can’t say no! Plus, tops can be made so quickly! That really appeals to my “winging-it” approach to crafting.
I picked this fabric up last night from the sale section. I think it is a polyester/rayon mix, and though I usually prefer to use natural fabrics instead of man-made, this one was so silky and soft that I had to take it home.
For the styling, I took inspiration loosely from these four lovely tops. I was pretty lazy with the design on this one…I used this top as the template, even though I do have the pattern for the shirt somewhere. I think I looked for it for about a minute and then gave up (if you are wondering…no, I am not very organized…in fact, most would describe me as downright messy!). For the front of the top, I added about 8″-9″ so that I could make the sweet little pleats. In order to avoid extra fabric hanging around at the waist, I placed the pattern (my shirt) at an angle, so that the bottom of the shirt was at the fold on the fabric, but the top was 4″-4.5″ away from the fold.
To make the pleats, I put the shirt on (after seaming up the sides and shoulders, and just eyeballed the pleats until I thought they looked good, and the shirt fit well.
What is your approach to crafting? Do you like to plan out your projects carefully, or do you dive in head first without a plan? Or are you somewhere in between??