I used a piece of black knit for the neck binding and turned it to the wrong side of the shirt. I liked this method, it eliminated the any bulk and the fact is just looks nice.
I did take in the sides a bit more on my shirt and I am quite happy with the results. This top will be great with jackets and cardigans into the fall.
I have just enough left (I hope) to pair it with a solid black for the fall trend of Luxe Sweatshirt
One more top for my summer to fall look, Mood Fabrics' Black Bold Floral Silk Jersey .
This was a change from my original plan, I was thinking a draped front sleeveless top but I started seeing florals for falls and with the black in this fabric, I changed my mind, it is late August after all. Megan Nielsen's Briar Tshirt for this fabric seemed like the perfect pattern.
I only purchased a yard of this, so I had to do some creative sewing. Using black knit from stash, I redrafted the back. When I did cut out this back, I set it 1" off the center fold. With these 2", I created a pleat in the center back. My knit is a bit clingy and this pleat helps the fabric not stick to me!
I love how a plan comes together, this top is so much better than my original thought. This will be a favorite, the silk jersey feels the best, drapes the best and this is just fun (the floral and high-low hem).
Now for a bit of comedy for the end of this post, from my photo shoot (me and the tripod) - it looks like a scene from an old western movie, I say, "Draw!"
Who knows what I was doing but it is good for a laugh.