With the help of this:
Steph at Cake Patterns was hosting a Pavlova sewalong over on flickr and her website, and it was great motivation to keep going at it. Here's the details:
|Tied loosly in the back.|
Pattern: Pavlova wrap top #0169 (can also buy the top and the skirt individually on Craftsy)
Size: I cut size 40, although my measurements were at the bottom of the range. I could've cut a size 35 for a snugger fit, and probably will next time.
Fabric: Some mystery knit that I bought ages ago to make a cardigan. Might be a cotton poly blend? I have no idea. It's sinfully soft though!
Alterations: None to the size. I did round off the muffin cover so that it'd be more subtle if I wear over a long t-shirt or dress.
Didn't take much, just a plate and a rotary cutter to trim off the excess fabric!
|Worn with ties loose as a cardigan.|
|Sweet mother of pearl, look at these ties! Definitely have to hack these off if I choose to convert it as a cardi.|
I'm surprisingly pleased with this top. I didn't think that it'd work so much for me since I'm not partial to such short tops. Part of that has to do with the fact that I am most self-conscious of my tummy right below where this top ties. I'm a little bit concerned that I won't reach for this top just for that reason, but I'll give it a shot for a while. I have an idea that if I don't wear it as a top, I can convert it to a cardigan, which I'd probably get more use of.
|I'm sorry about the BAM FACE. But look, no gaping!|