However, I did manage a sew a couple and I still have a few more days before the end of the month. This is one I completed last week.
It's Simplicity 2501, a top with separate pattern pieces for B, C, D cup sizes. I gotta tell ya, even though it really only saves me five or ten minutes, I love not having to do an FBA on a pattern. Does anyone else feel that way?
The skirt shown is my new little black skirt from McCall's 5984.
This particular top is view D with the collar from view C. While I do like tie collars (as shown on view D) I liked the trendiness of the faux bow collar. The collar is a wide round collar (think large peter pan collar) that is not sewn to the front neck edge. The loose ends of the collar are inserted into the attached loops forming the "bows". Simple huh?
The sleeves on this version are elbow length, gathered at the sleeve cap as well as the center length of the sleeve. I used a lightweight fabric that provided slight width to the shoulder area without being overpowering. Of course, you need to keep in mind that I have narrow shoulders and a more defined shoulder area works well for me. If I'd have chosen a crisper fabric it could easily have resulted in a dated 80s looking shoulder.
The polyester fabric was in my stash purchased for who-know-what from the local Hancock Fabrics store a year or so ago. I choose it for this top because 1) it was lightweight, 2) it's striped pattern would look interesting on the waistband and collar, and 3) it has purple and black in it.
So, one more stash pattern used.
More stash fabric out of the closet.
And another addition to the Month-of-Tops sew-along.