When I purchased this vintage multi-sized pattern for a coordinating skirt and top, I didn’t realize it was already cut to size 8. That is two sizes too small, which essentially makes the top cropped and close fitting on me. Which was perfect for what I had in mind….
In my last post, I made a strapless jumpsuit in white twill with aqua accents.
Which means that if I hit the streets prior to happy hour, the summer sun would be boiling down on my bare back and shoulders.
Some kind of cover-up is necessary if I want to wear this from day to night and be appropriately clad, my back, chest and shoulders protected from the sun.
Wearing a t shirt is an option.
Another option is this coordinating overblouse made from See & Sew 5148:
The cuffs and shoulder insets for this pattern allowed me to combine the white and aqua fabrics I used in the jumpsuit.
The top was so small that I lengthened it by an inch, but that was still not quite enough length. I finished the bottom hem with purchased white double fold bias tape, folded it up ½ inch and catch-stitched.
I wondered how the top would look closer to "bolero" length. I folded up the bottom a few inches just to see.
A cropped top works well with the pants of this jumpsuit. Summer fun, here I come!