Or is it the Zany top? That's the expressed preference for spell-checker. I'm not sure how to assess it just yet, so maybe Zany is good.
Patterns from the Sewing Workshop are always fun to use. They are carefully drafted and the illustrated instructions are spot-on. This one has an interesting Y seam that forms the left hand side drape. It had me scratching my head initially, but a careful reading led to good results.
Before the-trip-that-was-not, I had cut it out. I used pieces from recycled men's shirts, creating a color-blocked version. This is essentially a muslin/toile. The color blocking is helpful in a muslin, I think. It highlights the architecture of an unusual piece like this one.
I made three changes. The pattern calls for a key-hole opening in the back seam. I created a front opening instead. I also lengthened the sleeves about 2 inches. Lastly I added a pocket just because the men's shirt had one that I had previously harvested.
I had my doubts about this one from the get-go. It's not a bad pattern or even a bad look. But I don't think it's a good look on me. It seems a bit young. Or maybe it's the asymmetry. I often like asymmetry but I feel lop-sided this time.
I am still assessing it. I *think* I might like it better if I added the drape to both sides. The fit is great through the shoulders and bust line so I am tempted to make it again.
I hope to see other versions of this shirt on the Internet. I see that there are new versions on the Sewing Workshop website and I love the rust orange that Linda Lee is modeling. It's fun to see different ways to interpret a pattern.
So what is your take on the Zayn shirt?
I am growing to love the Memphis dress, another new Sewing Workshop pattern. I wore it for the first time over the weekend. I felt wonderful in it.