This style wraps you like a cocoon and this top needs to wrap you to stop the pleats looking baggy. I made the hip gathers pleats. I like pleats because they're flatter.
|I want to make both of these styles, but the top comes first.|
Coral test version:
I chose this fabric because it's strong enough to wear with dark colours. I now know this colour lifts my spirits. This is pattern is fabric hungry so this fabric was a good choice.
I was a bit wary of the pleats on the hip but I bunched them where my back curves so there was no need for a sway back adjustment.
I couldn't find the waistline on the pattern pieces. The waist and hip points are usually marked on patterns and I use these points to make my usual length adjustment so I had to guess the petite adjustment for length.
I removed 8 1/2" off the hem. I checked how long my regular tee lengths are from under the sleeve to the hem and folded up the extra length. That actually worked on my shape.
I removed an 1" out of the neckline pieces because this test version gaped.
Finding the shoulder line was easy enough to make my usual roll shoulder adjustments on the shoulder line and on the sleeve head. I folded this out 2" at the elbow because I wanted the sleeve to hug my lower arm and wrist. This worked well too.
It's part of my September Minerva make :) Stay tuned...