Let's see. I think I've made this twice. The first time was with this cotton camo print from Joann's. It was a little transparent so I lined it with a poly white knit. I just love this top! I think the colors look good on me and the shaping is nice. Plus, it is warm.
Next, I made it in this beautiful rayon jersey from Joann's. I loved the color, though I might have been erroneously swayed by the label, "chili." It's really just true red. Since I'm lazy, I pretreated it and then threw it in the dryer. It was on "delicate"! As I recall, it came out wrinkled. I think I put it back in the dryer with a wet towel and then laid it out flat. So lazy! It was very hard for me to tell where the grain was. Guess where this story is going...I cut it out, sewed it up, put it on, and discovered that the grain or ribs were going horizontally, not vertically. Why could I see this so clearly now and not when I was going to cut? I do not know. So needless to say this top hangs strangely. I look pregnant and the fabric clings a little too dearly to the girls.
I kind of don't like how the neckline with this pattern will stretch into a U-shape if the knit is fluid. The camo version is firmer and stays more rounded, which I prefer. So if I make this again, I must remember to attend to the body of the fabric. I wonder if only the binding material needs to have body.
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