A cold rayon Lou Box Top
When you have some beautiful cold rayon a simple style to allow the fabric to shine is required. Sew DIY’s Lou Box Top was the perfect pattern for the vintage yardage I had available.
What is cold rayon you ask? A Fashionable Stitch writes:
I purchased the fabric several years ago from a vintage fabric seller on a road trip to Geelong with some sewing buddies. The piece was only 90cm wide, so at the time of purchasing I knew I would sew a simple top from it… I just didn’t think it would take me so long!
The pattern calls for a double fold narrow 1/4″ (6cm) hem, and I used Vliesofix Bondaweb Glue Backed Tape in the 6mm thickness (T6) for quick and accurate results. I stock this tape in my online shop.
As it was my second time (see first here) sewing this pattern, I made a few more tweaks. My alterations include:
- Adding 1″ (2.5cm to the length)
- Performing a 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment
- Drafting the neckline to be halfway between the crewneck and the scoop
- Eliminating the back seam as the top no longer required a closure
- Leaving off the pocket
And the scarf… I hand stitched a rolled hem on a piece of silk twill several years ago. I still love the colour and the geometric print. The scarf picks up the little bit of yellow in the foral print and a pattern clash always makes my heart sing!
Pattern: Sew DIY’s Lou Box Top – This is the first release of the pattern as I already had it printed.
Fabric: Vintage cold rayon
Alterations: 3/8″ (1 cm) forward shoulder adjustment, 1″ (2.5cm) added to the length, self drafted neckline (halfway between the crewneck and the scoop), eliminated the back seam and left off the pocket
Outfit: Me-made Scarf, jeans from Witchery and boots from Gorman.
Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne