So I have only a few days before my cruise, but I'm still managing to get some last minute sewing in, instead of getting organized....lol. Since I already laid out my clothes once, I don't feel too bad, but this last top isn't even for my cruise. It was to wear to my sewing class. I like wearing something newly made, so that means at least 18 new items for the semester. lol
Back to this top - it is from Vogees new patterns. It is a close fitting, mock wrap top. I used stash fabric (yay me) and made this one up over two evenings. It's a very easy top, but I got a little bit confused on the collar. I also thought I'd use clear elastic in the back instead of gathers, but didn't like it and had to go back, remove elastic, and make the original gathers.
Overall, I am very happy with this top. The knit fabric is a bit thicker, which I like and the fabric pattern is great for a quick business casual look for the office. My only negative thoughts are that the fabric does hide some of the rouching details of the pattern, but it still shows subtly which makes me happy. I cut a size 12 and sewed it up with a scant 5/8" seam allowance (maybe a little less than 5/8", but close to it).
That's it - I'm off to my sewing class where I'll make my Y bust adjustment for the Renfrew top. When I get home, I hope I will have enough energy to catch up on my Minoru, since I'm so close to completing it now. It would be great to take with me on my trip. We will see....