I had originally thought to replicate a Markus Lupfer grey jersey/lilac-metallic top (below) but ultimately decided to make it out of fabric I already had! The thick spandex paired with a neon silky print reminded me of beach so I ended up adding to wetsuit-like stitch details. Please ignore how tired I look! I might have stayed up out of excitement of sewing this piece…
Here are some inspirational pieces that I worked from to achieve the silhouette. I’m sure you could dream up a million more variations.
I will be posting a pattern to make this from some time soon (I promise)! I’m hoping to eventually make a whole section of patterns that you can browse through, download, and make so stay tuned! I really liked the idea of being able to make this top ASAP and couldn’t wait to go get a zipper so I could use non-stretch fabric but am toying with the idea of making this top in leather, in which case you will get a pattern drafted for non-stretch fabric. 🙂
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