Last year for made by rae’s Spring Top Week, I made a Simplicity 2892. Why not kick off this year’s Top Week with the same pattern? This black and white cotton lawn was scored on clearance last year from fabric.com for only $3.49 per yard. (I have the same print in green and white that is destined to become a tunic)
This view of the pattern has lots of fussy details including a ruffle, a gathered yoke and hand-joined yoke facing. You can read my post about the first 2892 for some details. The only variation I made to this version was four rows of shirring at the hem. I have wanted to try shirring and it was fairly easy. The details are a little hard to see on this busy fabric.
I loved the outcome of last year’s 2892 but don’t love the fabric. I wore it just once. This black and white version is the most wearable of any garment I have made. It sort of has a White House Black Market vibe.
A couple of other tops are in process (along with two skirts and a dress)….let’s see if I make the deadline for Top Week!