YORK TOP DETAILS
I created a curve at the hem. I curved up on both sides at the hem towards the side seams. This creates a more flattering look for your figure, instead of the boxy hem. It gives your body a nicer hourglass shape. If you choose to do the same, I recommend either doing a rolled hem, creating a hem facing, or hemming with bias tape like I did (because I had loads leftover from making the homemade bias tape for the neckline).
I have to admit, I really like this shirt. When I first made this top, I didn’t have high hopes. I don’t wear blouses often, or shirts not made of knit fabric – unless they are button up or specialty. My main purpose for making this shirt was to find an outfit to match those hot pink shoes that I made for an instagram Payless Shoes ad campaign. I happened to have the blue and white strip challis fabric on hand, and figured it would make for a nice all blue/denim outfit. Something to really make the shoes POP. Imagine my surprise when after I was done sewing, it turns out that I LOVE the shirt?!
I have already worn it a couple of times, and even brought it down on vacation with me to Spring Break in Florida. It makes the perfect top for these slightly chilly / slightly warm Spring days. It will look good with leggings, shorts, jeans, or even tucked into a skirt! I have already picked out another fabric to make a second top using this pattern.
Yup. Love this top. Will definitely be making another one, I already have the fabric in the dryer so that I can start cutting out the pattern today or tomorrow! But I definitely recommend my pattern alteration of the arced hem.