I have a top in my wardrobe that I absolutely love. It is about 2 years old and from a little Aussie brand called Nunui.
Its such a fun transeasonal top that I wear with everything from jeans to shorts & skirts. It’s also a top that has minimal fabric wastage.
The front and back body are big rectangles with a shallow neck line. The front neck and back neck drop are only 6cm. This is another reason I love this top so much. The neckline is very closed but it doesn’t feel frumpy to wear.
The sides under the arm are made up of 2 more smaller rectangles. The sleeves consist of a rectangle with gathers at the shoulder head with another rectangle gathered on to make the sleeve frill.
I finished the sleeve frill with a small rolled hem on both sides using my role hem foot. I love this foot. It is the best foot to get the perfect roll hem finish. I gathered one edge of the sleeve frill about 1cm down from the roll hem and stitched it to the main sleeve to create a little frill at the join of the main sleeve and sleeve frill.
The back is finished with a button tab. This is functioning, however, is not needed to get in and out of the top.
My fabric selection for this piece is a beautiful 100% cotton double gauze from Blackbird Fabrics. The khaki colour I purchased must be sold out….. The Fabric was very easy to use. It is quite stable and easy to sew. I will definitely be using more of this fabric in other projects.
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