The stripey top that I knocked off from an Anthropologie item is complete. It only took about an hour to sew up but I was being a slacker. I finished it yesterday and I very much like it. As you can imagine it’s super comfy and would be suitable for a maternity top, if indeed I was using my uterus for such purposes. I’m not, but it’s nice to have options I guess.
I didn’t use a pattern for this top, I just looked at the picture of theirs and copied it. Their top has an elastic back, but I made pleats in back too. I thought I’d just go big if I was going to go for it. My top is 29" long from shoulder and I’d guesstimate that I used about 1.5 yards of 55" cotton fabric. My cost was $6, theirs costs $278 (hence the need to knock it off). While I know it’s not usually cheaper to sew (or knit) clothes, it certainly was in this case.
I‘d like to get busy and make some more little tops for warm weather wear. I’ve picked up a few New Look patterns and especially like these looks, New Look 6603, and New Look 6604. Cute, easy and way under $200 per top. 🙂