I've made this new top. Seemingly just an ordinary top, the pattern drafted from other tops I already own, with a small pattern modification... I've noticed on some designer collections the trend for a slightly different shoulder/sleeve treatment, where the sleevecap seems to be sitting much higher on the shoulder than usual, but still smoothly fitted to the shoulder. The crest of the shoulder/sleeve seam sits halfway up the model's shoulder, see below right. Usually in my tops I aim to have that seam right on the shoulder crest... He he, I had a fleeting thought on first noticing this unusual shoulder in a fashion shoot that this might just be a symptom of an ill-fitting top!, but of course in serious fashion collections an effect is usually intentional... and I thought this was interesting so thought I'd give it a whirl. I think I had reasonable success for a first-time experiment. I just cut the sleeve cap about 4cm higher and removed width from the shoulder seam and arm scye along the outer edge... I do like the way the seam sits up a little higher, and not on the crest of the shoulder. It feels a lot smoother and sits nicer, in my opinion! Sometimes that little blobby seam sitting right on the shoulder edge can detract from the overall smooth lines of a top and this higher seam, not raglan, but not quite a conventional set in shoulder either, is a nice compromise... what do you think?
And for day 8 of Self-Stitched September: my pants are made from Burda 7863, from khaki stretch gabardine seen first here, and my scarf is knitted by me, seen first here.
Top; self-drafted, greige jersey knit
Jeans; Burda 7863, khaki stretch gabardine
Scarf; my own design, Debbie Bliss yarn
Boots; Andrea and Joen, from Uggies
photo below right, Maison Martin Margiela top, from Vogue Australia, photographed by Max Doyle; it is hard to see here, sorry, but the seam IS halfway along the model's shoulder...