After a few challenges, I finished the Wrap Top this weekend.
It was an easy design, with just five pattern pieces and uncomplicated sewing. Just a couple of notes:
1. Instead of inserting elastic across the entire width of the attached cami, I left a couple of inches on both ends elastic-free, which was recommended by Pattern Review users to ensure a comfortable fit. It worked well.
2. I sewed the sleeves in flat rather than setting them in, easing the cap as I went along. This was a lot easier than setting in the sleeve, but the tricky part was making sure the notches were aligned all around so the sleeve fullness was evenly distributed along the armscye.
Overall, I really like the style of this top and plan to make others in different stretch fabrics. I think it would be cute to wear it without wrapping around the waist --- just shortening the ends and tying them in front --- which I think may flatter more body types.
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