You should recognize the skirt fabric - it is piece 3 of 4 made that live in my closet. The fourth piece is another magic pencil skirt but it lives in Kystle's closet. In fact, the burnt orange ponte that I made this second madeleine top from is also a duplicate. There is a v-necked renfrew that also lives with Krystle - maybe we'll get some outfit photos from her at some point.
So - a couple of Saturdays The Musical One came over and we took several outfit photos. 4 dresses, 2 tops & skirts and a tunic. I am working my way through them. 2 dresses have to wait to be posted - but I have plenty to post until their release date.
In every photo - this top looks incredibly busty. I don't think I'm that busty - but maybe I am. Because I have made both of these pieces multiple times - there isn't much left to say.
Actually - I'm not sure if I've mentioned that I scooped the neckline a bit lower. I did this the very scientific way - by laying my french curve over the neckline and cutting it lower. I don't put a zipper in the back - it's a knit, it stretches. And I used bias to finish the neckline and armholes. Oh - and I cut about 1" off the cross band once it was assembled to help keep it taut while wearing.
I really need to teach my photographers to tell me about the details. It looks like - if I make this top again - I need to lower the front band. or maybe just lengthen the upper bodice pieces overall. Moving those pleats a bit lower.
By this time of the day - I was tired of changing - trying to put together outfits and accessories and I couldn't be bothered to put shoes on. But truthfully - I'd be barefoot all the time if I could! So I'm walking through the grass for these pics with no shoes on!