Did you know that Made by Rae‘s Spring Top Sewalong is wrapping up this week? Several years ago, I sewed a top for myself every day of Spring Top Week. How did I possibly have the time? My schedule has definitely filled up since then.
The pattern is simple and straight-forward, and it’s such a nice-fitting top! The only little problem I had was that my lining wouldn’t stay inside nicely around the neckline, and I used a solid so it needed to. I topstitched the neckline to make it stay put, but then the whole neckline folded itself out. Urgh. I realized that I’d probably stitched too close to the edge, so I sewed a second line 1/4″ in (my original was at 1/8″), and that took care of that! Yay! I’m not usually one to wear sleeveless tops, but this one feels like it has sleeves because of the way it curves around and shapes to your shoulder. I think it looks like it has a cap sleeve, even though it really doesn’t. Pretty cool, huh?
My 15-year-old, Samantha, did such a nice job of taking pictures for me, didn’t she? She just kept snapping while I tried different poses. I think this picture just might be my favorite. “Jamie! You cannot hide behind me while we’re taking pictures!” Ha! When I want him in a picture, I nearly have to bribe him!