This top is made from the same pattern as the fully lined block shift dress, a slightly shorter zip is used and the pattern has a guide where the top should finish. The material has a embroidered detail on it which I thought was quite nice and a little less plain, it is also quite thin so the lining worked very well with it.
I have to say I found the top extremely strange to put together as the lining is attached to the material all the way round. I had to turn it inside out from the side and sew the side lining seams by hand later, (hand sewing isn’t really my thing), the further I take my creativity I realise that patterns aren’t always right or practical. On the plus side the concealed zip went in first time, oh happy days, less unpicking and more sewing this time 🙂 Time to move on once again….
It looks great!
Great fit and a very stylish top! Well done on mastering the invisible zipper! Very satisfying when you get the hang of it!
Congrats on the perfect zipper!! This looks fantastic on you.
Thank you! the quality of the zip definitely has a bearing on how well it goes in, also I have learnt to go down both sides from the top.. I was genuinely shocked when I didn’t have to take it back out for a change 🙂
I love the top! What a great wardrobe staple. And I have found that technique of lining in a lot of patterns (vests usually)
The only problem I have with reversing the lining is how untidy it is on the inside, I have yet to master the way of the professionals, I haven’t bought anything from a shop that has hand sewing on the inside 🙂