1.5 Cherry Blossom

Pattern: Self drafted

Fabric: Tencel Jersey

Notions:  Fusi-knit tricot interfacing and some silk organza selvedge to stabilize the shoulders

Time: This went together so quickly that I don’t even remember making it.


If you recall, part of my wardrobe plan was a flared tank top made from a woven silk. I drafted a pattern and made a muslin a few weeks ago. The shoulders and upper bust were good but without a drapey fabric it was hard to get an idea of how the flare would fall. While working on another garment on Saturday I happened to spy the leftover yardage from my first top. Although, the pattern is intended for a woven fabric, I figured it would give me a good enough idea of how much flare I drafted in. And it did!

It’s a nice top and I’m happy with the amount of drape in the front. I used many of the same techniques as my last top although I substituted silk organza selvedge to stabilize the shoulder seams. I also forgot to remove the seam allowance from the neck and armholes for the binding method I used but it worked out just fine. What I’m most proud of though is my drafting for the back. When I’m standing straight, the back falls perfectly over my curves! When I make it from a woven fabric, I hope it looks just as beautiful.


39 Responses to “1.5 Cherry Blossom”

  1. very cute Liz, the flared front looks really nice!

  2. Wow, it’s perfection. Simple and elegant. I am sure that it will get a lot of wear. Great job. And Great styling.

  3. You made it perfectly fit and flare. Good luck with the silk version, I think it’s going to be even lovelier.

  4. That’s a really nice top. You did a great job.

  5. Lizz, the fit is absolutely beautiful! Great job!

  6. so cute! found you through burda too, btw 🙂

  7. That’s cute! I love the way it drapes in the front =D

  8. It’s beautiful! Well done

  9. You look so cute with red lipstick! Oh, and those shoes… j’adore 🙂

    • Thanks, Anna! I was getting my hair cut and my salon had the most vibrant red lipstick I’ve ever seen. I had to put it on and then I loved it so much that I bought it. I feel a little trendy but it’s a hard trend to deny.
      I love these shoes too but during the winter storage the toe strap discolored. Do you see that? I’ve never had shoes do this and I’m not sure what caused it. 😦 Oh well, I’ll still wear them!

  10. It looks great! Isn’t it amazing how clothes can flatter any shape if it is the right fit. I love that you stabilized the shoulder seam with silk organza. Great tip!

  11. Wow! That top is perfect – and you look amazing!! The yellow accessories and red lipstick with the simple tank and jeans… perfect!

  12. Lovely! The drape is so nice; can’t wait to see the silk version! 🙂

  13. Loves loves loves your shoes and the slightly flared top looks great on you. The outfit is simple, but very sleek and stylish!

  14. awesome! i love flared tops! this looks so comfy but easy to dress up or down.

  15. So cute! I’m glad you mentioned that you used selvedge for stabilizing the shoulder. I was considering doing the same thing, but didn’t know if it was kosher!

  16. Gorgeous! This style is so sweet and simple– looks lovely on you! I have to say… your shoes are amazing! You’ve got great style!

  17. I love how this is put together. I so need to get on the “make simple tops for summer” train, too. It’s already getting hot (and I mean hot) here! I love your nail polish ;).

  18. the neck and arm openings look really well made

  19. that’s a great top and, as always, beautifully styled. you look gorgeous. i can’t help but the love the bold lipstick trend.


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