Along with Selfish Sewing Week and the Spring Top Sew Along I wrote about last week comes Me Made May from Zoe at So Zo What do ya know? I think it is an excellent way to showcase handmade items more frequently. My most recent finish is my first self drafted pattern. I modeled it after an old store-bought tank top that I love to wear all summer long. It is slowly becoming too worn, so I decided to try my hand at replicating it.
This top turned out a lot like my last Bess Top. It is made from a light weight knit fabric on the front with a draped collar, and a really soft lightweight rayon challis by Amy Butler on the back. The side seams are on an angle and I added a small box pleat to the back neck, which I think adds a nice architectural touch.
I finished the neck and arm holes with knit binding just like the Bess Top. I am really starting to like that type of finish.
Calvin and I had a fun hike in a local nature park to snap this round of photos. And we found these super fun swings along the creek running through the park. How fun?
Where would I be without my Man Friday?