Hi Everyone and welcome to Friday!! The weather is absolutely glorious here in Chicago today. I'm so happy as I have a flight to do tomorrow. Should be a fun one. I actually get to take a dog to his new home. From what I understand, he has a rather severe heart murmur and needs medication. Most people want puppies and if it isn't a puppy, they want a dog in good health. So this poor fellow has been looking for a home for quite a while. Tomorrow he will be flown from Nashville to Michigan City, Indiana where he will be picked up by his new owner. I love these flights. The dog's name is Bert and from what I understand, an absolute love. I'll share pictures tomorrow afternoon.
The piece I'm posting today is just two very simple rectangles. It does need to be made out of a knit fabric. I used a wool sweater fleece for mine. The fabric is double sided so I played around with it a bit, that is why you see the two colors.
The Paper Airplane TopI left an opening in the side seams so I could wear a belt with the piece.
You will need 2 measurements,
1. Your desired length
2. Your hip measurement
You will need to add ease to your hip measurement, 2" will be good, another inch is you would like for the top to hang a little looser.
Begin by cutting a rectangle half of your hip measurement plus ease by your length measurement. Example, if you hip measurement is 40" you will add 2" of ease which will equal 42". Divide this measurement in half and you will have 21". If your desired length is 32" your rectangle will then be 21"x32". To these measurements be sure to add your seam allowance and hem allowance. This will be your front rectangle.
(When the top is flat, I think you can see why I'm calling it the Paper Airplane top. I remember folding pieces of notebook paper with a point just like the neckline of this top and flying them around the room when the teacher's back was turned. I did get in trouble for my little stunts!)