Also, I wore it to the mimi g. conference on Day 1 with some leggings since I knew that I would have to be comfy and cool for all of that fabric shopping! Side note: I wore my Peplum Pencil Skirt on Day 2. :)
Without further ado, my Golden Goddess Draped Top!
The only problem with Lily is that she doesn't have any arms! She doesn't completely show how the top drapes, but you get the gist. :)
The "pattern" is actually traced from a cute open-weave maroon sweater that I got from Express about a year ago that ALWAYS gets cute compliments whenever I wear it. The first top I made attempted was actually a bit snug in the midsection because the gold fabric wasn't stretchy enough to mimic the open knit of the original top.
This one fits perfectly! I plan on wearing it off the shoulder with a camisole underneath, just like this.
For the fabric, I used a small scrap piece that I bought from the swap meet for $1. Since I already made one fail top (which I'll most likely donate to a younger cousin), this used about half of the scrap. Therefore, a top for less than 50 cents!
For all of you interested in my first attempt at serging, here is a peek at one of the inside seams. It's probably not perfect, but I'm impressed!
All in all, I'm excited about this top that took about an hour (including serger threading time) and cost less than $.50. I might just have to recreate it again!
|Please excuse the photobombing leaf. I didn't notice until I hauled Lily back inside!|
Not bad for my first experience with the serger! I think that I could start an addiction to knit garments now, based on this experience. I'm anticipating that it won't go this smoothly again, but I'm crossing my fingers!
Do you use a serger and have any horror stories to share? I'm scared that my beginner's luck will fade soon!