I couldn't resist this splotchy coloured silk when I saw it on eBay (and it's even better in real life) but I'm still finding my way with patterned fabrics so I thought I'd try this really simple top from McCall's 6519.
For the first time ever I cut out a pattern in a single layer - I couldn't risk one of the black circles falling in wrong spot! With only 4 seams this is a really quick make but it need a couple of adjustments. I raised the armhole by 1 1/4 inch and added an extra inch of length through the body. The neckline and armholes are finished with bias strips and I finished the bottom with a narrow hem. The top was fairly straight through the body so I cut a size 12 and the blended to a 14 from the waist down flaring out about 1/4 inch at the bottom.
I can't believe how much I've already worn this top - it's going to get a lot of wear this summer. I was hunting through my fabric stash and came across this really soft grey knit and thought I'd give it a try too. Turns out this pattern works just as well in a knit!
I've got plans for another couple of these tops and the dress on this pattern too. You'll be seeing more of McCall's 6519.