This top is the result of a pattern-drafting class I took recently. The fit isn’t great but it’s one step in the right direction.
I gleaned the design from a 1950s pattern envelope but totally drafted all the pieces myself.
It has a zipper up the left side in true vintage style and is fitted at the waist so I can wear it tucked into a high waist pencil skirt.
I created facings for the armholes and neckline. I wasn’t sure how to do it in one piece what with the rolled over bias collar and all. But its no big shakes. I just tacked the sleeve facings to the neck facing with a couple of stitches on the shoulder line. If I did it again, I might consider using a bias finish on the armhole to save on bulk.
The fit still needs working on. It really is a bit big under bust. But it’s certainly wearable and it feels great to wear an original ooobop!
More deets and pics over on the blog.