Licorice Silk Top

Hello! So… How fun is this fabric, OMG. Licorice Allsorts!! And best of all, it’s a silk crepe de chine, one of my most favourite kinds of fabric.

This is another top of my own design (previously made here), this time featuring binding and a fun ruffle at the neck. And to top it off, a cute bow.

LIL TINY BOW

And, I didn’t realise how well the angular design lines suited the fabric until afterwards; they complement the geometric nature of the sweets. Why not??

angular design lines down the back

I frenched seamed everything except the seams along the back (way too curvy, no thank you!!) So they are just overlocked. Sorry…forgot to take photos of the insides! But I promise they are not as cute as the outside.

RUFFLE

The ruffle was really hard to hem. I could have bagged it out as two layers, right sides together, but I wanted it to be as lightweight as possible. Out came the rolled hem foot, but it doesn’t behave so well on super bias edges. It probably would have been easier to just stitch it in two passes. I finally got it looking good but I had to redo spots as the rolled hem foot pitched a fit (definitely nothing to do with my handling, ahem).

As you can see, the ruffle goes to the shoulder and is caught into the shoulder seam, leaving the back neck plain.

Oh, and the best thing is I can get it over my head! I thought intially I would have to do a hook and eye or snap at the front, but ta-dah, it fit over my head so I went for easy mode!

So yeah I basically feel like this top is super cute so I’m really happy with it! I am enjoying playing with this design and I’m pretty into it so I’m planning to release this as a pattern…but guys, don’t hold your breath please! The wheels are turning, but ever so slowly. lol! I’m super keen to hear any and all feedback of course 🙂

Merry Christmas btw 😉

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