It’s a plane…it’s a FO! Yup, I finally finished something! After weeks and weeks of sitting around, I finally invested the last hour in this project and finished this top. Sadly, after all that procrastinating and easy sewing, I don’t really like it as is. I chose to make the top out of polyester, which in this case is very soft and fluid. Unfortunately, it’s not firm enough to make a nice ruche, it’s more of a drape. It may also be a function of shortening the pattern about 4 inches, so it wouldn’t swarm over my hips in an unflattering way–hopefully.
I was thinking over the drape issue at the gym today and I thought of a solution. Instead of tying the ribbons together at the ends in a bow, I’ll ruche the ribbons and sew them in place, separately and then have ruched SPLIT sides that will lay flatter. I’ll make this minor adjustment soon…yeah really soon.
- Pattern: Butterick 4517
- Fabric: Poly-damn-ester
- Modifications: 4 inches shorter and will make the sides ruched and open