Spring Top Week

April 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm Leave a comment

It’s Spring Top Week over at Made By Rae, which is perfect really, since I have been trying to make a top for about a week now with no sucess. First I tried to make a variation of this dress, and although the bust came out perfectly (following the how-to), the rest kind of just fell apart. I tried adding sleeves, which wasn’t so great. Straps are do-able, sleeves were not. It just didn’t look right. Then I tried to make a Spring Ruffle Top following this tutorial, and it came out super big on me (I followed the directions to a tee!) so I threw it in my “I’ll maybe fix this someday” pile & searched for a more figure flattering top that I could make in light fabrics & maybe be able to alter if I like it a lot, so I can make a lot of the same shirt.

Of course, this usually means buying a pattern. Free plus-size patterns are few and far between. So I headed on over to BurdaStyle, where I fell in love with the Shakira dress.



This dress can easily be altered into a tunic, and if I make it in nice airy fabrics, it will be the best spring top, ever!


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