A very simple five-piece leopard print top.
This fabric was leftover from a dress I’d made so I was pretty pleased I had enough to make this. I didn’t use a pattern for this, just traced around an existing t-shirt and tweaked it until it looked right. It’s basically five pieces plus sleeves – three at the front, with a keyhole secured by a button. The bias binding stabilised the neckline and, I hope, broke up the print a bit. And it’s probably one of the more practical things I’ve made.
Last time I wore it was to the Wildlife Photography Exhibition, which was ace, at the Natural History Museum. I love how the museum looks like the inside of a church, especially with Darwin looking down on it.
Although I drafted this pattern myself, I really rate the free Port Elizabeth. It sits kind of high but you can always lengthen it to suit. DIY Couture does a great variation on t-shirts with the Slouch Top too (see the second collection on the link). If you choose to make this particular slouch top keep in mind it is super loose. I ended up cutting far too wide but, luckily, I managed to salvage it by making it into a dress.