(NEW LOOK 6356, view A)
My stash is kinda ridiculous (hearing a distant resounding "YES" from husband). I'm an impulse fabric buyer, so I am trying to redeem myself. I've had this AMH Innocent Crush voile for like ever. The hand is like butter -- it feels so silky and slinky and drapey it's hard to believe it's cotton. The threads are super fine. But it's not see-through, which is a definite plus. I loved sewing with it! And I happened to have a matching zipper too.
I only had a yard of the voile, so the project had to be small. Voila, sleeveless shell. (Haha get it. Voile-lah.) Even so I barely made it. I didn't even have enough fabric left over to make the facings for the neck and sleeves, so I cut them out of some gray shirting I had on hand. I think it looks nice. Actually I cut out two sets of facings because I added interfacing to the first set according to the instructions, then realized it was too stiff and did the second set with no interfacing, which worked fine since the shirting has a little more body than the voile.
Nice little slits in the sides. Now prepare yourself for the next slightly blurry photo. I don't have on the proper underpinning because it was too much trouble and also too cold to switch out of my sport bra to a real one. Also my makeup and hair specialist failed to show, so that part was mercifully cropped out.
Pattern was in my stash too, an oldie. Cheap pattern and I had to do a lot of mods to get it to fit my short waisted, wide shouldered bod. The fit is still not quite right. Something in the back is weird. I'm doing Jazzercise again (stop laughing at once) so maybe when my muffin top gets smaller it will adjust the fit. I can dream. And do not believe the "easy2hour" dangling carrot on the packaging there. Perhaps that would be true if you were on a planet that has 120 minutes in an hour and also you were in a child-proof sewing bubble with snacks. Hey, I just saw this really cute one by little miss gee! I love it on her. Great colors.