|This top really matches our rammed earth wall !|
I was attracted to this pattern because I really liked the scarf neckline , the blouson shape and hip hem bands.
I used a mesh knit in purples and browns - the pattern states you need 1.7 metres but I only had 1.5 metres. I was just able to cut this pattern out but the scarf is slightly narrower than designed. The top was very easy to make except I was not exactly sure where to start the scarf attachment at the neckline . Initially I attached it at the right shoulder but this meant the loose hanging end was too short so I had to unpick all my overlocking and stitching and start again at the left shoulder. This was much better but I think I may have stretched the neckline because mine looks much lower than what is shown on the models. Ah well I am still overall happy with the top but it means I will always have to wear a camisole with it and it reveals more of my bony chest than I would like .
Happy sewing Janine.