Made by Rae's SPRING TOP SEWALONG is just finishing up this week. There is a lot of great inspiration over there if you are looking to sew something for yourself to wear. Today I'm posting the top I made for our book headshot photoshoot.
It was a little nerve racking to pose for a professional shoot. I'm a pretty shy person, so it is a little embarrassing to even post these. But just look at my shirt okay? not me. :) The top is self drafted for the most part. I altered the sleeve from the Shift Dress pattern to fit.
I initially sewed this up as a muslin to see if it my idea would even work. The neck was really gaping so to fix it I sewed a little channel in the neckline for a strip of elastic and I really like how it turned out.
A big thank you to Nathaly Blalock who took such beautiful photos and made me look younger than I am, and to my SIL Liz who let me text her a dozen photos to figure out which necklace to buy. It worked out perfectly.
Not sure which one of these I like best.
After I made this I realized that Rae made a pattern that is very similar to this but with no sleeves called the Ruby top. I think I'll try it out next time, with a sleeve hack of course.