While New Year’s Eve has come and gone, I forgot to share the top I made for the evening!
New Year’s Eve is all about the sparkly dresses and tops and I thought back to my fabric stash. I didn’t want to make a party dress and remembered I had almost a full yard of this sequin fabric from my Rainbow Fish costume and have been wanting to use it for some time. Since the fabric itself was so loud, I thought a simple top would be cute. I browsed pinterest for inspiration and loved the look of the sparkle tee shirt, but wanted something that flowed a little more.
I was really hoping to find a tutorial online for a tank with interesting straps but I was spending too much time searching and not enough time sewing, especially since this was a last minute project. I turned to the Sparkle Dress pattern that I made over the summer. It was a easy pattern that I’ve been wanting to try as a top so I went for it!
The fabric is very sheer so I needed to add a lining. I had some wicking fabric from fabric.com that would work and prevent from any scratching on my body. So if I ever go dancing in this top, the sweat will just wick away from my body haha!
This top is three rectangles. So. Easy. Originally I made each square 20″ by 20″ but the length was crazy long and it looked like a strange tunic. The sides were a great length but the points came down way too far so I did a weird hem job to keep the sides the same but the points shortened. The measurements of each piece came to something like, 17″ x 17″ x 20″ x 20″, in that order. Here’s a picture of the back with the measurements…
I needed to add bra cups to the Sparkle Dress when I first made it and knew I would have to add cups to this top. The only ones I had were these from JoAnn’s– originally bought to put in a sports bra. These cups are so firm. They are made out of this crazy hard foam and I will not be buying another pair of these, although it does look like my shirt has boobs just when it’s sitting on a hanger.
For New Year’s Eve, I paired this top with an awesome black blazer I have, jeans and black booties. I felt a little like a disco ball but love having this fun top in my wardrobe!