I made a top this week because it was easy. The children are home. Time is limited. It was already cut out, all the notions were in the bag, I had made it before and I just wanted to sew something easy.
It is from a vintage pattern Simplicity 8352 from 1978. The dress has the look of a seventies Bettine about it don't you think? The trousers are completely elasticated so those are a no go for a shortie like me but I love the easiness of the top in terms of making and wearing.
I wore it this week with a brown spagetti strap camisole underneath, black jeans and my brown cowboy boots - very comfy!
If I made it again I would make a double seamed casing along the neck because the elastic is rolling a little but the fabric is a sheer and slippy customer so I just went for one round of casing. It needs another seam around the top which would make it sit flatter really. I know this because it is what I did on my first one but meh! you know sometimes you just want to sew and wear.
This one is for my Vintage pledge 2016. You can draft a similar one for yourself by using this tutorial for an adult peasant blouse here. Thanks for stopping by.