top: self-made (below) pants: altered jcrew
I’ve become a little obsessed with criss-crossing and tulip-this-and-that, so of course I made another tulip-style top. And I love how it turned out!! It was really simple and straight forward, and there are tons of room for mistakes (I would knew…I was learning as I went). I love how your sides will peep through as you go, perfect for high waisted pants or a cute tank top to show through. Or on that tropical vacation you are about to take in the middle of this chilly winter (lucky you). If that is the case, leave the sleeves off and pop a swimsuit under. Similar to this top and this skirt.
I wanted to wear this on my birthday date last night, but Corey Bryson offered to take pictures! So, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity with this talented lady.
1 yard of knit fabric
1. Cut out 2 pieces, they will be the same shape and size. Follow instructions below for the measurements.
2. Hem the bottom curves under a 1/2″.
3. Cut the neckline by matching up side seams and shoulders then cut out a deeper neckline.
4. line up the two pieces, right sides together, and sew the shoulder seams together.
5. sew the arm openings under 1/2″
6. repeat with the neckline.
7. Try the top on and pin the flaps where you will like them to go. They will overlap anywhere from 5 to 9 inches (it depends on how open you want the slits). Then sew a permanent tack where it needs to go. I did a little stitch to keep the under back flap in place, and the front piece I did a top stitch along the seam that was there from the hem.
*if you want sleeves continue below.
1. Cut out 2 pieces that look like the first picture. Make sure the length of the straight part is from armpit around shoulder/bicep to armpit again minus 2″.
2. Hem the bottom straight part under a 1/2″.
3. Pin the curved part under the seam and sew in place, following the topstitch that was already there.
4. Top stitch the edge of the shoulder/sleeve seam to keep the piece down.