Everyone, meet Abigale, a polka-dotted and scalloped crop top I made earlier this year. She is juvenile and strays from my normal sophisticated silhouettes, plus, she doesn’t have any ruffles or lace on her. Surprisingly though, she fits into my wardrobe quite nicely.
She began as a spontaneous and random project. I had gorgeous vintage fabric from a project I didn’t finished last summer that I was killing myself for letting go to waste. Abigale also came out of my curiosity of how to wear crop tops. Wearing one in a chic and non-dowdy way has been a struggle of mine. Pair them with a high-waisted bottom (jeans, pants, or a skirt) or wear it over another top? Surely crop tops cannot make a solo appearance. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to expose my belly for any occasion other than the beach. But pairing it with different pieces in my wardrobe, I found that the best way for me to wear a crop top is to wear it with something long as I did in the photos. The difference in lengths balances the outfit.
The pattern and sewing was simple. As stated above, Abigale was made with a vintage, polka-dotted, lightweight cotton fabric. Facings, either fold back or sew-in, finished the neck and sleeve and bottom opening. All seams were bound with bias binding using a hong kong finish to reduce bulk.
So… isn’t she darling?