Following on from the previous post my desire for a quick project mushroomed into a 3 pattern monster but with a great ending. After trying the Style Arc Billie top and finding it unsuitable for my figure (plus sized apple) I remembered an Ottobre top that I had previously made for DD#1 which featured the drape effect that I liked but in a more fitted style.
The pattern is Lemon Juice No 13 in the Ottobre Spring/Summer 2/2013. I traced a 50/52 then laid it over the previously cut fabric and cut it out. Luckily I had another metre for the sleeves.
|Lemon Juice laid over the Size 20 Billie top - the back piece is only half and needs to be folded over and the other side cut out.|
|The left side showing the short seam and then the pleat effect.|
|Right side which is plain with no drape.|
|A much better amount of fabric but still with the desired drape effect.|
I'm off to teach art this week so now have the perfect outfit to wear in the artroom! Art Teacher chic indeed.