Then this spring I found and bought this fabric I really liked.
Last Sunday when we had so much rain, I finally got around to cutting out one of the tops I wanted to make using the fabric shown above.
I chose the sleeveless version of the top.
After dinner last night I got the facing put on around the scoop neck and tried it on. Ummm, something was not right. I liked the fit of the body of the top which was loose and comfy, I could see the length was going to be good with a narrow hem, and the armholes (as of yet lacking the facings) would fit quite nicely.
But the neckline . . . uhhhh. The neckline is WIDE. And DEEP. The shoulder pieces sit way out on the edges of my shoulders leaving my bra straps hangin' out in full view. The scoop of the scoop neck is so low
Now I'm left wondering how I can salvage the project. There is some gentle gathering on either side of the front seam with a cute bow tie in the center. I think if I take the neck facing off and make the gathering much heavier, it might pull the neckline in enough. Maybe. I'm not looking forward to taking the neck facing off, but I don't know what else to try.
Anybody got any other suggestions? As I say, poop. Poop, poop, poop! Not a very good start to getting back into sewing some clothes.