The final version of the Irena top has a very deep neckline, so you have to wear something under it, or be very self confident. The style is really different from what I have in my closet, so it is a welcome addition. The flower fabric is tissue knit that I bought at Fabric.com a year ago, it is extremely light weight and I haven't dared to use it for a project yet. It was very stretchy though and this project required a 50% stretch so this gave me a perfect opportunity to use it.
I had one yard of the flower fabric and I knew I wouldn't be able to cut the entire shirt from it, but I was trying to see how far I would get. You can probably imagine that the front piece looks a bit odd when cut. Well it looks so unusual that I actually ended up re-cutting it mistaking it for a scrap piece. Imagine my horror when I realized after my creative cutting and sewing some leftover together that I didn't actually succeed it cutting all pieces (except the waistband) from the one yard, but had all the pieces minus the front one..
Like always I did find a solution and like often I am happy with it. The contrasting black is much more stable than the tissue knit and I feel the fit is better due to its stability. The shirt is a relatively quick sew (especially compared to the jeans), but you will have to be patient and follow the instructions well to make the neckline line up nicely.
The first version I sewed is from a very slippery fabric that I bought at Stoffenelf. The colors match my jeans perfectly. That version of the pattern had a less steep neckline, but I still have to wear something under the shirt because the fabric wasn't stretchy enough. It didn't come close to the required 50%, but I was stubborn. Especially round my chest the neckline is pulled open, I still very much like the shirt though.
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