Me Made May has really gotten me thinking about the way that I sew, and the fact that while I have a ton of clothes, I don't have a ton of clothes that work together. As a result, I've been trying to incorporate some basics into the things that I am sewing. I think this top is a good example of success there!
Butterick 3344, which is a really great basic tee pattern if you can get your hands on it. It has five different views and three sleeve variations, which makes for quite the tee wardrobe. I also think the directions were mostly well written, particularly for a Big 4 knit pattern. They even included instructions for staying the shoulder seam - color me impressed! The fabric is an ITY from FFC, and I am so glad I got a ton of it when it was on sale! It is so soft and drapes beautifully, but sewed up quite nicely.
burda style top with similar bust gathers). I did the ruching my own way though. Butterick would have you gather that section with traditional gathering stitches and then stabilize with stay tape, but I wanted it to retain it's elasticity, so I gathered each side individually with clear elastic just inside the seamline and then sewed CF together while stretching the elastic so that it would still stretch when I was finished. It seems to have worked well!