I suppose they all can't be the great garments we envision when we purchase a pattern, so I now have my first dud of the new year out of the way. LOL. The top fits me just fine but there are two real problems. First and to me the most serious is with the structure of the shoulder and collar. If you take a look at the line drawings of the top, it has a forward shoulder - by 2.5 inches. That combined with the partial collar makes it hang back on your neck. The few minutes I had it on, I was constantly pulling it forward. Gah! The second issue is the depth of the cowl is too low. If the shoulder/collar thing had not been an issue, I would have lived with this version and used a decorative pin or something to take care of the low cowl. But as it stands, for me, this is not a viable top. It's too bad really, its an easy sew. I did finish it and I like the way it looks just not the way it feels. LOL.
Here are the pics:
It looks nice doesn't it? It's just too bad its not very wearable. I still have over a yard of this left so I'll probably use this top to make another. Oh well I'm going to check out what I'd like to make next.
As superman would say "Up, up and away!" LOL.