This last week I’ve been working on a new top for Janita. She liked this one, but asked for a few changes; more flair at the hemline, more length and a different neckline.
So, first thing, make all those strips. Cut, sew, turn, pin and iron flat.
Step 2, pin the strips onto what will become the front of the top. This picture is in the very beginning, with only a few pinned down.
After much pinning, I’ll baste and stitch them in place.
The base silk has an amazing wave pattern. Click on the picture to enlarge. Beautiful! Don’t you agree?
When finished, Janita’s top will have the same feeling as the original. But it will be different too, because it will be made just for her.