Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Welcome Back, Hot Pink

Madras plaid was on sale the month of May at my local fabric shop, so I acquired 2 or 3 different versions. As I was making up this top, it occurred to me to me, "I don't think I have worn hot pink since 8th grade." I have to say, I didn't miss hot pink, but I think I can stomach it again, at least in a plaid.
This is a simple tunic top from Burda 5-2009-115. Actually, it looks simpler than it is. I'm not fond of fussy little facings, which I don't have a lot of experience with. I should have done a doubled yoke here instead. These are true "cap" sleeves, so they don't attach to the entire armscye. The lower part of the armhole is bound.
I think I like the style and I may try it in another fabric.

It turns out that the back zip isn't vital, but I'd rather just stitch it in than regret leaving it out.


  1. very nice top, great choice of fabric, long live hot pink I say - perfect for those bright summer days.

  2. I love the hot pink on should wear it more often. The top looks perfect for summer. The shorts are great too btw. I never got around to commenting on them.


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