This is a top I sewed up over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. I used McCalls 9458, which I used for my Claire blouse, and an off cut of cotton shirting from a shirt dress I made last year.
I only had 60cm of the fabric but as it was extra wide, I was able to fit the pieces on horizontally and have a horizontally striped top. I made bias tape for the neckline and armholes, and really like the contrast of the stripe directions.
This was intended as a quick and cheap project to use up stash fabric and to test the pattern again before I break out the Liberty Tana Lawn. It ticked the boxes for 'quick and cheap' but like an idiot, I didn't make the one change I wanted to test out, which was to shorten the bust darts by 1.5". Although I had drawn the alteration on my pattern piece, I still managed to use the marks from last time by mistake. Garrrrhhhhh....
I also think I might need to adjust for a narrow upper chest, as the centre front above the bust is a bit loose and gape-y at the centre front. Can you have a narrow upper chest and wide shoulders? I think I do.
Sorry for the rubbish photos, it was a dull early evening after a rainy day, which also explains my unruly hair.