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Made By A Fabricista: All Dressed up for Hurricane Flo!

Hi Beauties!

I hope that you are doing well and that you stayed dry in case you were in the path of hurricane Flo!

I am in Charlotte (North Carolina). We got a good amount of rain, although my neighborhood was not impacted very much. My rose bushes were destroyed but we were lucky to not get any serious damage! I spent the weekend sewing with a beautiful black ITY knit and made two black tops for fall.

The 1st one is my favorite as it has this gorgeous tie back detail on the neckline!



I made the top to be long sleeves, even though I will probably pull the sleeves up to a three-quarter length most of the time. 

The element that takes this top from basic to stylish is definitely the scoop neck on the back and the back tie.





When I sewed up the top, the neckline on the front and back were the same because the front and back are both cut from the same paper pattern. Then I ended up free handing the back neck to be a deep scoop neck. I added ties using my scrap fabric. 

The top has a raglan sleeve and I created the pattern by copying a RTW top I had. I basically copied the pattern from a short sleeve tee and extended the sleeves, then changed up the neckline. 

Here is the front and side:



Love the little details in the ensemble




I also made another top with this fabric, also with a raglan sleeve. It has a cowl drape on the neckline




I made the pattern for this from copying an existing top I made years ago. It needed to be replaced with happier fabric!


This is one is a lot more practical for fall and winter. I see myself layering this a good bit, while the 1st one with the cute bow will be an occasional wear!




To make this top, I copied this top I made years ago, which was itself copied from an El cheapo RTW top. So I guess this one is a third generation top. Haha

I am working on a gathered poofy skirt to go with top #1 next. So excited to pair the two and have a head to toe me made look! I will see you soon and let me know if you have ever copied your favorite RTW tops? The pattern making was so quick and easy. I made both patterns in under 30 minutes!

Speak soon!
XOXO -Vatsla from Fashion Behind The Seams












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