Just a quick post today to show you how Anya looks in her beaded top. In this view, the top is oriented with the fastening at the back.
I like the way the collar and yoke look. I think the cap sleeves are pretty nice, too. I’m not sure that the flare of the bottom part is as pronounced as I was looking for. I thought I might have increased too much, but maybe it wasn’t enough. I think the beads show up pretty well, too.
Here we have the fastening in front:
My blocking may not have been perfect – the two points at the front aren’t even at all. But if Anya had a plain top – maybe an orange long-sleeved one – this would look nice over it. It can work as a vest pretty well. I think I like the beads on the edges of the collar and the cap sleeves. I might consider actually adding a fastener some time. At this point, one of my blocking pins is doing duty as a fastener as well.
I do think the stripes are excellent for this shape. The yoke and cap sleeves are very smooth in stripes, and the chevrons also look very nice in the stripes. I do think I would like to design something along these lines for myself, Meg and Hazel. All of us like Empire style tops and they are becoming too. I might go with stripes or, more likely, this design might want to be made in an Evolution colorway. One of these days!