The fabric is from Mood Fabrics' Navy/white Chevron Cotton Jacquard, which was originally purchased for Kwik Sew 4154. Notice on this blouse, I have the chevrons running vertically, where on the Mood site they are running horizontal
While I was working to cut out KS 4154 but I could not get the straight of grain in a good way. I struggled for quite some time and then gave up. I was pulling out all my navy fabric, remember I like to sew up all one color and not change my serger thread. This is my third navy garment and I have three more to go!
Back to the direction of the chevrons, I thought why not try to lay out the pattern a different way. I struggle a bit but things worked out much better. I used the fabric and a new blouse as a result.
Some detail shots
Now to confusing you a bit. I made this top for Kaitlyn and after completing it, I wanted to keep it. I made Kaitlyn a 10 in the shoulders and myself a 12 in the shoulders. I tried on this top and it was just too tight in my shoulders. So off to Kailtyn, I mentioned to her I wanted to keep it. After the pictures, Kaitlyn said this is a bit too tight for me, too. Well, the top is now Meredith, who has narrow shoulders and she wore the top today and it fit perfectly.