I’ve been seeing quite a few versions of the Sailor Top from Fancy Tiger Crafts around the web lately, so I thought I’d show you the one I made.
Before we get into the pattern details, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness of these octopi. What an amazing print! You may already know that it’s Tokyo Train Ride Mystery Meal lawn in pink from Cotton + Steel. It’s a very nicely weighted lawn, so it works really well for garments, and it comes in two other colorways.
By the way, I happened to see the sneak peak video that Cotton + Steel just put out previewing the new fall fabrics for 2015, and I was giddy to see that this print is making a return in indigo 🙂 It’s quilting cotton, though, so we’ll need to get creative in how we wear it. I feel certain that we’ll be up to the challenge.
I sewed up a medium, and it is a little bit tighter under the arms that I’m used to, but I think it’s supposed to be like that — and it didn’t take long to get used to it. However . . . I have to say that looking at this photo makes me think that the arms may need some tweaking next time around. Ah well.