I’m really getting better at the bias binding! I didn’t have to do any hand stitching on this top’s binding at all, just a little basting. No uncaught edges were lurking underneath for me to find. This made the whole thing go much faster, so now it is on to the batik version.
Those buttons are just for decoration, since there is no opening in the front, or in the back for that matter. The top just slips over the head. I know I’ve said it before, but this pattern has excellent shaping with a slightly curved center-back seam, curved side seams, and dart shaping incorporated into the yoke-inset side seams. For a looser-fitting top, it gives attractive definition to the figure. This particular version will look good on M worn alone and also when worn with one of her several gray cardigans.
I had to lighten the picture a little and Madame Merp has taken on a gold hue, like an Oscar. Which makes me wonder why there is no gold duct tape?