A blue cotton top

I’m putting this top to bed. I like it from some angles and not from others. I might still wear it, or I might cut it up and modify it, but I don’t think I want to make another.





The fabric that I’ve used does it no favours. It’s a denim-look cotton shirting with just enough stretch to keep the bound armscye and neckline permanently wrinkled, despite a good pressing.

Perhaps I could lower the neckline and change the shape of the front armscye, or add darts, but I’m just not loving it either way. And I need to love it if I’m going to spend any more time on it. Sometimes you just have to let things go.





15 thoughts on “A blue cotton top

  1. I think it’s cute 😉 I understand your letting it go, it seems there would be a narrow range of fabrics that would do both the structured back and the draped front well.

  2. Oh my goodness! I LOVE the back. I actually like the front too, but that back is a showstopper. Maybe you would love it if the front was in a more flowy knit?

    1. Thank you Kay! What a good idea, to use a knit. I might just do that in the future. Sometimes it takes other’s objective eyes to point out the obvious 🙂

  3. Bummer – what am I gonna do for a cute top pattern now? 😉 Absolutely let it go if you are not feeling it. Maybe one day it will rear it’s so-not-ugly head again and you’ll figure it out.

  4. Bummer! I love the flow of the front and sides but agree trying to find a fabric that will allow for the front drape AND the back structure is going to be tricky.

    1. You are right Kat. I get over-excited about things and was trying too hard to squeeze too much into my mostly kiddo dominated days. I tried too hard with this top. Things happen better when I don’t think 😉

  5. I love it from the back! What about changing the neckline a bit, either scooping or lowering it a touch? It’s cute ‘as is’ with the black pants and booties though. Just one girl’s opinion…..

    1. Thanks Linda! I agree with you. I do like it with this outfit, mainly the back. I’m going to step away for a while and maybe come back another day to work on the front.

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