The weather is not really appropriate for this kind of tops or any other kind of summer clothing but I keep making them in the hope that when the hit strikes ( hahahhaha....that happens like never here ) I will have pretty clothes to wear. This top is my second one from the Eleni top from Designer Stitch Patterns. The first one is here.
Here are all the options for this pattern, but I guess you can endless variate on this, there are instructions how to adapt the pattern for a peasant neckline if the off the shoulder is not your style.
The version I made now is the short sleeve top with the flounce but you could easy make the top with the flounce, omitting the sleeves, then you can finish the armholes with a bias binding.
The first time I made this top I used a pretty stiff cotton but now I used a very soft silk cotton, I had this for years in my stash ( still have one piece in the same print but in pink/orange(ish) color) so I am happy to have it sewn.
The most work on this top was hemming, the fabric was not very cooperating but with a little patience, I`ve got it done. And this is all I had to say about the Eleni top, I hope I can make one more for the summer, maybe the dress version.
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