This is a top I've been wanting to make for a while, and my birthday party ended up being the perfect excuse. I'd made the muslin a few weeks/months (who can remember??) ago, but hadn't had the opportunity to make a "good" one. As my party was looming I wanted something NEW and SEXY to wear, but felt I had no time and the shops weren't providing. At the last minute I had the idea to go ahead with this top, and thanks to RubyJam Fabric's excellent service it was one business week from thought to finished top. I ordered the fabric on a Monday, received it on Tuesday, washed it on Wednesday, cut it on Thursday and sewed it on Friday!
I made the design using my Frankenshirt pattern and following the Sexy Shoulder Hack tutorial from Little Ragamuffin. I added the shoulder straps to help make my bra straps less "bra" looking.
The bottom of the shirt kicks out slightly so I can wear it with pants or a pencil skirt and not feel self conscious about my belly.
But I also intend to wear it tucked in with fuller skirts for a more retro look, as seen here with my recent circle skirt make.