This is the stage where I put the pleats in place and basted them. And the facing is attached, going all the way around. From the waist down there are 3 layers of fabric. (Do you recognise the Burda? 10/2008. It is one of the better ones in my collection and it contains the pattern for this top).
This is as far as I've gotten until now. It fits great, so in anticipation of the finished garment, I'm already very, very happy with this top.
The patternpiece of the front is cut out off grain. Probably to make the effect of the pleats more 'flowy'. In this picture you can see just how off grain it is.
If only the pictures would show you the right colour. It's so hard to get it right. So I kept taking photographs until I nailed it. And of course the most rubbish picture does it best. So just for the sake of the right colour and don't mind the mess: the scratches of fabric in the following picture are exactly right, colourwise. Quite different from the lightblue of the previous photo right?
That's it for now.
I wish you all a happy Easter and I'll be back with more of my SWAP soon.