I really wanted to make a halter-neck top with buttons on the back, but I couldn't find any pattern of my taste. Because of the close deadline I didn't want to spend too much time on looking for a pattern and wanted to start sewing as soon as possible.
So I used one of my T-shirts fitting me for making a pattern. I concentrated on the neckline and armholes first and left everything bigger for sewing it together and altering it later for my body shape. And after several trials&errors, I finished sewing my first shirt!
I had worried that without a pattern I wouldn't be able to make it fit perfectly, so I decided to use a stretchy fabric in order to hide my fitting mistakes.
Because this contest is about buttons, I really wanted to have the focus on them, so I used a plain black fabric and bright orange buttons!
The front might be a bit plain compared to the back, but further decoration would have been too much for me. So it has one button on the neck and a bias tape of matching colour for the neckline.
This top was a great challenge for a first project, but I'm quite satisfied with the result!
If you like it, I would appreciate if you voted on me between September 1-7 on Burdastyle.com! And if you have a project with lovely buttons, don't forget to sign up too!
Have a wonderful weekend!