Time out for a project can change perspective and this holds true for the Tootsie Top.
I was very ambivalent about the first version. I let it sit and posted all about how I perceived this top for my body. The response I received about the top has prompted me to remake this in a plain viscose lycra knit.
I made a few changes - firstly I added to the side seams by about 1cm (and forgot about adding to the diagonal pattern piece side seam! so had to ajust slightly on that side seam.) and changed the back neck facing and ended up folding it over after completing the shoulder seams for a cleaner finish - Anne does it much better on her version.
I made the sleeves longer but as I have very short arms had to fold out in a couple of places as normal. The fabric is cool to wear and I can see myself wearing this out in the evenings.
I am still not so happy with the neckline and would prefer it a little lower to deflect away from the chins LOL but it still is not to bad. I much prefer the plain one colour version but I wonder what it would be like as a colour block version? Or is is that too yesterday?
What do you think?
I have changed my mind about this pattern but am not sure how many Tootsies one needs in the wardrobe.
I have made multiple Anne Tshirts and continue to make more for this year but that has become a TNT for me. One factor for me is the difficulty getting an easy and clean finish at the neckline and shoulder on the Tootsie. What is it about a pattern that makes it a repeat candidate?
As I probably will not make this pattern again I have drawn out Dorothy's name to send the pattern and fabric. So if you could email me at jacquiannehooper at gmail dot com I will get the fabric and pattern away to you.