As a result, I have added two color-blocked tops to my closet using leftover fabric from other garments I've sewn.
The first was made with McCall's 6435, view D. I had pretty sizable pieces of black and white ponte knit leftover from my Easter 2013 project, and this color combination seems to rank very high on my favorite list, so I used them to make this color-block top.
front view back view
Modification I made included adding hem facing tape to the shoulder to prevent the seams from stretching over time...
...and adding a tricot knit neck facing instead of turning the neck edges and stitching, which I felt added too much bulk to the neck and shoulders.
I also added my garment and care labels to the back neck facing.
The second top was made with Vogue 9004, view B from leftover fabric from Easter 2013 and my Good Wife dress, along with dark red ponte knit leftover from a dress I made back in 2014 using Butterick 5559. I didn't have enough of each fabric remnant for one garment, so I decided to coordinate them together. I cut the top back and sleeves in the black ponte, the left front in red and right front in white.
Other than adding a third color choice to its design, the only other modification I made was the omission of the center back zipper. Since the garment is made from a knit, and the top flares out slightly towards the hem, I figured the center-back seam would present very little difficulty while dressing. I do, however, have to be careful with make-up application afterwards.
|Forgive the serger thread color...I didn't have a compatible one at the time.|
There is some shadowing under the white ponte from the red fabric, but this is not a major issue for me and I've received many compliments when wearing it. If I ever make this top again, however, I would cut it so the top is a little longer in front.