Floral Tattoo Scuba Top

Here is some Floral tattoo vintage playing cards scuba.

I bought 1metre at £6.99 from Fabric Styles in June 2020. I must have been having a senior moment and temporarily forgotten that I don’t love scuba fabric. I was obviously seduced by the print!

I cut out my hack of the Freya top but this time dropped the centre front of the neckline by 1¼ inches. I also reduced the length but will have to add it back on for the next make as I was too enthusiastic with my cutting!

Construction was straightforward and although I cut the neckband 2 inches wide, this was reduced by taking a wider seam allowance when attaching with the overlocker.

Due to differential in length of the back and front bodice, I have made a slit hem which is top stitched with the twin needle. The sleeves were an odd length, too long for short and too short for ¾ length. I turned up 2 inches before hemming with the twin needle.

The top is ‘OK’, but that’s as far as my enthusiasm allows. My husband even had the nerve to say that the top was ‘too young for you’. The garment will probably end up being sold or donated to charity.

Project #20 Completed 6th March 2021