Pattern: Vogue 2850 View B
Description: Close-fitting, empire-waist, sleeveless, wrap top with neck flounce.
Fabric: Some sort of “designer” polyester from Fabric.com. I think it is a bit stiff for this pattern, but the added body of the fabric made it very easy to work with. A silk chiffon or crepe would give this top a more drapey effect.
This is a very straight forward pattern. The pieces are well drafted and fit together easily. I serged all of the seams and used a rolled hem to finish all of the edges. I’m not too crazy about the width of the tie, and this could have been remedied by folding it in half. But at the same time, I like the look of the edging with the rolled hem. The instructions don’t tell you to do this, but I would edge-stitch along the entire neckline. It keeps the flounce from rolling in.
This top is a UFO from a least a year ago. All of the pieces were cut out and stored in a bag. I think the style of the top is a bit dated, think early 1990s. But it still looks ultra-feminine. So, for all of the girly-girls out there, this flouncy top is probably right up your alley. I want to pair this particular top with white or off-white pants or capris.