A Lovely Make

After deciding that I want more tops for my wardrobe, I set out making view C of the 1810.  I chose a silky polyester type material… I know…all of my current fabrics are some sort of silky polyester!  This pattern appealed to me because it’s the style of top (& dress) that I like to wear – not figure hugging but drawn in at the waist.


I was actually really surprised at how easy this was to construct. The ties are inserted into the darts on the back piece which was way more straight forward than I thought it would be.

I used bias tape to face the armholes but I think I would have preferred to use a strip of matching material as I did with my last orange top.





I really love the fabric and how easy this was to make! However, I’m really not sure on the fit! I think it makes me look wider/larger than I am, which isn’t that great! I don’t really think that I need to size down so I’m going to make the dress version to see if a longer length looks a little more flattering!



23 thoughts on “A Lovely Make

      1. Oooh, I like your way of thinking, to make it more tunic like? I think that would look really good, that’s a great idea!

  1. I’m kind of wondering about the length, too–I think longer or shorter might work better, if that makes sense. How does it look if you pin it up a couple of inches?

    Pretty fabric; it should go with lots of things. And I’m looking forward to seeing the dress from this pattern.

    1. I’ve not tried pinning it up yet so will give that a go! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂 The longer length will be blogged about too!

    1. Thank you 🙂 I really like this fabric too! It was part of a box I bought at an estate sale so I can’t even tell where it was bought to purchase more!

  2. Ooooh I like it! I think it does make you look curvy because it nips in at the waist but that is not a bad thing! I like the length but then that’s probably because I always like longer tops!

    1. Thank 🙂 I suppose I don’t mind looking curvy but I’m still not sure about the length :-/ I’m very indecisive! I’ve got a dress version cut out ready to make this so I will see which one I prefer I think!

  3. Love the style of this make and really like the fabric too, so pretty and vintage-looking. I would be tempted to go longer with this top, like you’re planning. Can’t wait to see how the next one turns out!

    1. I’m actually looking forward to making the dress version as it is similar to a couple of dresses that I already have! Hopefully I will be able to make it this week!

  4. It’s great isn’t it… I have a list of makes based on reading other blogs alone! I’m hoping to make the dress version later this week so keep your eyes peeled for that one!

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