Monday, May 31, 2010

Butterick 6956- Halter top

I had about half a yard of fabric left from my latest dress, so I decided to try to make one of my vintage patterns, this one for a halter top. The whole thing is not quite unwearable, but it is far from being a masterpiece of sewing.

I hemmed the bottom seam on the machine which made it very stiff.

It is very fitted- to almost corset-like proportions, yet the bust only fits with a strapless bra. Sadly, that's more me than the pattern's fault.

The strap ended up slightly uneven, so the center back seam twists to my left. I noticed this after I cut the extra fabric off, of course.

The zipper is mediocre. If I worked at a factory, it would be docked from my paycheck. :(

Oh well. One less piece of fabric laying around and one slightly wearable top.


  1. I have a corset-like halter top similar to this and I wear it with a halter bra. It works great and I don't have to mess with a strapless bra, which I hate.


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