One of the things I loved about making this top was the construction steps. Jalie has you sew the scarf collar with the top inside it (before sewing the side seams) so that the scarf has a nice finish all the way around. It looked a bit like a sausage when I sewed it up:
You have to remember to leave a gap in one end of the scarf so that you can turn the sausage back into a top (and then slip stitch the hole closed). I love learning new techniques like this!
I used a super soft rayon blend fabric that I purchased from GorgeousFabrics.com. I bought the magenta, and now I have my eye on the peacock. Seriously, this fabric is like wearing marshmallows, without the stickiness. It's so stretchy that I was worried about recovery, but it's not an issue - it stays in shape all day. And I've washed the top a couple times with no funny business.
|See how cozy it is?!|
I'm not really sure about the tying the scarf into a bow. Here's my best attempt, and it's not so hot:
|This really is a bow, trust me.|