As my sewing skills continue to improve with practice, practice, practice, it is an awesome feeling to start to see ready to wear clothing items and think, “I’ll find a way to make that myself.” This tie front top with diagonal stripes was inspired by a top I bought for Caroline this year. I knew I wanted one for myself but with red stripes instead of blue. I opted for this organic double gauze fabric and I love it!
This was a fun project that definitely challenged me, mainly in carefully cutting my fabric pieces so the diagonal slant of the stripes would line up just so. I experimented with using my serger to finish the seam allowances as well. I also had to modify the sleeves because my very built arms could barely squeeze into the sleeves for my given shirt size. Read on below for all the details, links to resources, and a few more photos.