I should really call this make My Love/Hate Relationship with Rayon. I saw this floral rayon at Stitch Sew Shop and knew immediately that it would be perfect for this project. It was such a great weight and texture and I knew the circle skirt would be so flowy with the rayon fabric! What I didn’t take into account is how finick-ey it was!
Let’s not get into all the mistakes that happened along the way due to fabric shiftyness – I think it recovered nicely and I ended up with such a cute and comfortable floral top!
I decided to sew version 2 and shorten it about 4 inches in order to make it a top instead of a tunic. The Saiph Tunic has french darts (a first for me!) and version two features a circle skirt hem. I am so glad I did that! I am definitely a top versus a tunic girl and this one is a perfect example of that.
My favorite part of the top is the circle skirt attached to the bottom of the top. It just makes you want to twirl! I’ve never made a true circle skirt, but now I am so curious to try one!
Along with the length change, I also decided to ditch the facing and loop closure. Instead, I did bias binding along the neckline. I’ve always been a big fan of facings, but I am slowly moving over to the bias binding camp – it is such a clean finish.
For the hem, I opted for a rolled hem in order to keep the circle skirt bouncy and flowing beautifully. The serger made it a little ruffle-y but I really love it. I think it really goes with the style of the top.
I would definitely make this top again. I might opt to take in the side seams a little if I made it in a rayon again to give it a little bit of a form fitting fit.
Are you having a Me Made Monday? I would love to see what you’re wearing that’s me made this week!