A striped top

This is the 3rd top that I made during our weekend away along with the skewed cowl and cream top back in May.

I originally purchased this fabric from The Remnant Warehouse for a shingle dress, Vogue 8904 and no matter how I tried I just couldn’t get it to sit right at my swayback even taking notice of all the very helpful blog reviews.

So this fabric has been marinating in my stash since then, still in pieces, so after seeing so many striped tops this year I decided it was the year to finally do something with the fabric.

Once again I have used KS 3740 as my base.

Michelle showed me a great trip for matching the stripes, using Steam-A-Seam you finger press this onto the right side of your fabric at the seam line and then slowly remove the tape and finger press your stripes together,

it worked a treat

The back has a seam as this works better for my sway back

I also used my A Binder on the Coverstitch to finish the neckline

This top also got a lot of wear during Winter and I have found more striped fabric in my stash so there could be another one appearing at some time.

2017 Stash Out: 21.9 m
2017 Stash In: 14.6 m

7 thoughts on “A striped top

  1. Tops are much more useful than dresses, especially smart striped ones. That is the beauty of fabric – it can always be made into something else if plan A is not going to work. Nice to see you back blogging.


  2. ONe can never have too many stripey tops! This one is great and I've never thought to cut the sleeves in the other direction like that. How fun!You know, I was wearing my Vogue shingle dress just yesterday and now that it's not skin tight on me (was a bit small when I made it) the need for a sway back adjustment is really obvious. So add me to the list of sway backed ladies, sigh.


  3. Anonymous

    I don't think you can beat a striped top and yours is a beauty! The idea of the seam down the back for the sway back is genius. Another gorgeous make Sharon!


  4. Hi Sharon, just recently joined your blog and I must say I LOVE the tip on matching the stripes using steam a seam. Worked great. Wonderful fit! By the way, I've signed up for Susan Khalje's class in October to make a Chanel jacket. Love all the posts you've done on your experience. Wish me luck!


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