Fuchsia top

Summer is really here! It’s getting hotter everyday so I made another sleeveless top for summer. There is nothing too special about it, the pattern is top R from Stylish Dress Book 3 that I also used for my previous top.

Fuchsia top

The fabric is swiss dot cotton in fuchsia that I really love. It was actually a thrifted dress that I never worn because it kinda look weird on my body. I should have took some ‘before’ pictures of the dress but I cut it up last night so the lighting wasn’t good.

It was a short dress so the fabric wasn’t too much. I managed to use the skirt part for my top and cut the bodice part to make bias strips for finishing the neckline and armholes. Since the fabric is thin, I use french seam for the sides and shoulders, no raw edges on the inside!

I wear it here with my kinda new shorts. You might remember the high-waisted pants that I made sometime ago with vintage McCall’s 4822 pattern. They were never worn because I don’t feel comfortable with the proportion. I decided to shorten the legs and slimmed down the hip. I think they look better now!

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Top pattern is top R from Stylish Dress Book 3.
Pants pattern is 1958 Mccall’s 4822, shortened and slimmed down. Original is here.

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