I laid it all out and made sure that everything was cut out to include enough fabric to make it a bit bigger and to include seam allowances. You will recognise the fabric as the same stuff my previous top was made of (and I still have enough to do a Kirsten Kimono T hack or a skirt for a child)
|how to give yourself a headache|
|back piece folded in half - you can just see that it is not symmetrical|
I harvested the original hoopy thing and ended up sewing it in by hand as I couldn't begin to work out how to do it by machine
The back was cut on the straight grain with the stripes going horizontally. I turned and stitched the neckline, armholes and hem, although the original just had overlocked edges. The original also had a mostly decorative halter necktie thing. To copy that I cut a strip a few stripes wide and sewed it right sides together, then turned the right side out with the aid of a safety pin. I have made it a bit long and have yet to cut the ends to the correct length.
Despite my careful cutting out the finished item is as tight (or tighter than) the original. I am pretty sure that I will wear it, but may be just around the house
Very pleased with the cherons and hoop at the front. Not quite so chuffed with the skintight nature of the top!
And finally, a pose in honour of Rachel (House of Pinheiro)!