As I said, I made up the Kyoko top. And Oh My Gosh. I LOVE it! It’s SUPER SUPER SUPER comfy.
I used some Knit from Michael Miller – Ta Dot in Onyx. From the time I put the fabric into the washing machine to the time I tried it on (and fell in love) was just at 4 hours. That’s pretty quick when you consider that includes the washing and drying! (which you MUST do with knit because it does shrink!) I used my serger for all of it except putting in the elastic. My next goal is to insert the elastic with the serger so I don’t have to switch machines at all!
I want to reassure you, however, that EVEN IF you don’t own a serger, YOU CAN MAKE THIS! With knits or wovens! Now that I have my pattern pieces traced out and ready to go, and have made it once so I’m familiar with the steps, I figure that the assembly of this top could be cut down to about an hour. Which is good, because I plan on making one for every single day of the week. I’ll do some 3/4 sleeves, long sleeves for winter. I’m going to test out the dress which i just think will be so crazy comfortable for summer….even though it means I’ll have to show my legs. I usually wear jeans…even when it’s 102 outside.
Anyway, I highly recommend the pattern!!! It can be made in either knit or woven – and I think it will be delightful with Voile. When buying knit- be sure to buy 1/4 yd – 1/2 yd EXTRA to allow for shrinkage. I also added a little crochet flower to the shirt just for fun.
PS. Happy belated Mother’s Day to many of you! I hope your day was extra wonderful!