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Made By A Fabricista: Seersucker for Summer

Hi Fashionistas!

I was so excited to sew with a beautiful yellow seersucker I found at Fabric Mart recently.  Here is the top I made:



You see, I have been the slowest to catch on to the cold shoulder trend. I know, its been around for a while and is continuing into fall fashions.  I was meeting my hubby for pizza one night and had some time to kill. So I decided to do some window shopping when I saw and tried on this RTW top.. and loved it. 


So.. I made a pattern... and found the perfect fabric.




And made my own version! I really do love the tent shape of this top. It is very different than the usual type of garments I make and wear, which typically tend to be more fitted.







The sleeves are so lovely.. here are some more pictures of the sleeve: 




I drafted a facing and modified the sleeves a bit by removing the band at the bottom and hemming them instead. 


I also made the straps a fixed length as opposed to adjustable.


Overall I am pretty happy with the way the top turned out.  I topstitched all around the neckline to ensure the facing was sitting down. 

I actually started making another version in a white cotton, but that one is still a work in progress. I may or may not get to wear that one this year!



I hope you enjoyed this make!  I am going to work on some maxi dresses next! Fall is coming!! Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather. I sure am!

See you soon

XOXO
-Vatsla from Fashion Behind The Seams


Comments

  1. Beautiful top! I love everything about it but especially the sleeves, cold shoulder look and the fabric is gorgeous. I don't think seersucker will ever go out as a cool summer fabric that always looks so crisp and fresh.

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    1. Kathleen, Thank you. I agree. I want to sew with it some more.

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  2. It looks adorable. I love the way the on-trend top meshes with the classic seersucker!

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  3. Lovely seersucker cold shoulder top! Great job in drafting this!

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  4. I love your version of the cold shoulder look. The sleeves are beautiful. You are definitely talented to be able to draft your own pattern.

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