I have mixed feelings about this top. I was so excited about it when I was drafting the pattern, cutting the fabric, even sewing it up. Then once it was finished and on her...I just felt kind of meh about it. Definitely cute - but I'm not in love.
I think I'm going to try again with a few tweaks. Maybe open the neckline a little, lengthen it a bit (maybe make it a dress?), and change the sleeve openings (I like the contrast with the bias tape, but I think I'll put the elastic in the hem, instead of a separate casing - it's reading a little "clown costume" to me). Also, I really like this fabric (red tag clearance at Joann) but I don't think, as garment fabric, it's really "me".
Enough with the negatives...just because I don't love this top doesn't mean I don't LIKE it, after all!
I can't believe how well my invisible zipper came together! I still can't believe I was scared for so long. What a shame. The bib/yoke/facing with piping turned out pretty cute, too. I won't be changing that.
So we'll call this Annabeth take 1. Any suggestions for take 2?
Linking up to KCW here.