I am not sure how or why I finished up buying this pattern, but having made it up, I am a total convert!
This is a really simple little top to make and the instructions are easy to follow. I did the small neckline, but next time will take it out to the boat neck. I think that the flutter sleeves are quite sweet too and add to the vintage look, but have a yearning to do the 3/4 sleeves in the near future.
The sleeves are gathered at the top but I pressed the seam towards the shoulder which made them sit a bit flatter – a trifle less ’70s!
Already I am inspired to make another of these – I quite like the idea of turning it into a cropped cardigan. My only issue with any sort of cropped top is what to team it with. I don’t want to inadvertently flash my midriff and scare small children, and I don’t feel comfortable wearing it with tight trousers, so I tried the shorts.
I can feel some sort of high waisted bias-cut skirt appearing in my wardrobe in the not too distant future!
And a final out of focus photograph – the camera was clearly focused on the Frangipani tree!