striped boxy top


The thought of making a self-drafted pattern scares the bejeezus out of me… this is the closest I’ve come.  And by self-drafted, I mean I folded over my fabric, traced a top that I like, sewed up the side seams, cut a hole for the neck, and finished the neck and arm holes with bias binding (is that what you call it?)


Other notes…  I traced the shirt with a little bit of waist shaping create a little sleeve, and folded the fabric so that the back is a little longer than the front, with a little split at the sides of the hem.  There are no shoulder seams – I thought this would make the shirt slip to the back, but it worked out OK… The fabric is sheer, but has a nice drape to it, it’s heavier than you would expect.  AND it was in the 2.99/yd remnants at G Street.

IMG_3139 cropped

And there you have a $2.99 “self-drafted” (ha!) shirt right here, folks.  (On Burdastyle here).

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6 thoughts on “striped boxy top

  1. Oh, I love it, Lauren! Simple but elegant and it looks great on you from what I can see of the picture where you’re wearing it!

    1. Thank you! I couldn’t get a good picture, so I gave up and cropped it. Sometimes it seems like it takes weeks to post things because taking a picture is such a challenge, and I just wanted to get it posted and done with!

    1. Thank you! The pictures are actually just the second try after the first batch of pictures of me wearing it came out terrible (not because of the top though)!

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