My youngest daughter loves “baggy tops” and this one seemed to fit right into her category. I chose to work with a Stretch Bamboo Rayon Jersey Knit. I do not like it when my gathering becomes a bunch of “bulk”. This is very fine and I think it will work well in the gathered areas. It is nice and pink, a happy color for upcoming spring!
Here is my result.
These are the pattern pieces. Be aware of the grain line when cutting the fabric. I thought it would go straight down all these pieces the way I laid them on the floor. Even though I did cut my pieces correctly, I did make a big BLUNDER!!!
I was so disappointed with myself!!! I did not have enough fabric to cut new pieces and the fabric is so “frail” that I would destroy it if I tried to rip up the seam. The center front would just have to stay up side down and I had to improvise around it!!!
Because my center front is the wrong way it was wider in the bottom front and narrower at the neckline than it should be. I solved this by cutting a deeper neckline and adding a cowl neck. In the bottom I gathered the center front so it fit into the waistband.
The fabric had a great drape!
OK, I would not plan to make the mistake I made, but it turned out nice in the end! It just shows that we shouldnt give up .