I have been inspired this spring and summer with Eileen Fisher’s simple, modern, wearable designs. How did I not know about her sooner?!? The only thing I don’t like about her clothing is the price.
The designs are often so simple and styled so well. I walk away thinking about how complex I often make my own personal sewing. I like to learn new things and techniques, but I guess I’m just in a phase where I want simple.
I want to sew simple, quick, and wearable.
This top accomplishes just that.
It is a self drafted hi-low design with a split lower back.
I based it off a basic tank created for making simple summer tops.
Wanting some interest but without a lot of fuss – no yoke! – I cut a horizontal slice about 3″ below the armhole and then created the split in the back. It could be more pronounced, but it is as wide as the fabric I had! I can see in a future one of these setting those split pieces on the bias. That will provide a bit more swing.
The fabric is a cotton with a little bit of stretch. It was kinda thin for pants, which is what I had originally purchased it for. As we age and our stash stays the same, I don’t think I would actually wear polka dot pants now!
So all good : )
Have you ever drafted a pattern for yourself?
Happy Creating everyone!