It’s been quite some time since I used anything from a BurdaStyle or Ottobre magazine so I forgot what an eyesore they are to trace off. Thankfully, the project I had in mind only had 4 pieces so I wasn’t completely blinded by the end of the process! What did I decide on? A ‘chevron’ tank from Ottobre Woman Spring 2012 issue (unfortunately their blog and their website is horribly behind on updating the views from this magazine so I can’t directly like the image). After rifling though my stash I think I’ll be using a yellowwhite stripe fabric that I picked up numerous years ago from Needle Nook Fabrics – it’s stripey enough to make a chevron, but light enough that if I get slightly off on my sewing that it won’t be a glaring mistake!
Before I start cutting into my fabric for this next project (cross you fingers that I line everything up correctly the first time), I thought I would show you what the Jalie Empire Cross-over top looks like on (note to self: stand up straight!). The shoulders are adjustable (you determine how gathered you would like for them to look) so I went with a highly gathered look (I could do more, but I think it would look lumpy) and then ‘knotted’ off the ends. I’m really anxious to pair this up with a some white shorts this weekend!