hardworking white Ottobre pants, as I did this hot day.....
blogged about here. After making this super cute form-fitting skirt, there was nary a top in my closet that would well with the skirt. Wanting to honor the skirt, realized I had enough material left over to make a top and one thing led to another upon deciding this sleeveless cowl top might work. And it works perfectly all nice and tucked in and gives this ensemble of separates more of a one-piece 'dress' look.
first made this top in 2013, I cut a size 8 and sewed a 1/4"/serged seam.... so that's what I did here too..... because I had actually cut the pattern sheet, something I rarely do now. What's curious to me, is that I never would've cut an 8 today as according to the pattern envelope's measurements I should be wearing a size 12 sewing a 5/8" seam. Yet this top fits perfectly. Anything larger would be too large and not give me this type of 'fit'. So sometimes not knowing what you are doing is a good thing?! :) By the way, all that draping down at the back waist does not bother me a bit. Probably need a sway back adjustment, but this is a little fun top that was a quick and simple make. Didn't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill with this project. This project takes about an afternoon or two.
NewLook Pattern 6108 has a couple of different top variations. I made View C. Thinking I might make view A for this summer too.