Due to my very busty figure, I usually make my tops a little long. I find longer tops more flattering on me since a longer length creates a longer rectangle shape versus a boxy square.
The neckband is created from the same fabric using a technique I learned at FIT and described in a previous post.
For my figure, I need darts even in knits. I made sure to match the stripes at the side seams all the way up to the dart. I created the dart using the technique described in a previous post. The stripes get distorted above the dart but that is OK with me since my arm is down most of the time.
Here is the back view. Like I said, it is just a simple little top. The pattern is self drafted. If you want to make a similar top from a pattern, since it is so basic, you can find a similar silhouette by searching one of the major pattern companies or the independent pattern companies.
I hope you are enjoying the summer (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere). I will be savoring the rest of it.
Because I don't want to part with a photo of my back, here is a beautiful photo taken from a hike I went to in Northern New Jersey:
|Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, Franklin Lakes, NJ