Hey, girls, what do you think? Let's give Allison here a bad girl beauty makeover.
In spite of my lining debacle, I finally finished up on my first That's So Cinematic piece! I made my own version of this top Allison wears at the Jukebox Jamboree:
*Seriously, I very rarely wear pants anymore. I think I own two pairs. Both of which, now that I think about it, I've photographed myself in for this blog...a shocking overrepresentation.
(That exercise ball is...not mine. Belt is waistcoaty bit from a vintage shirtdress)
To make the top, I modified and lengthened the bodice section of Vogue 8184 (God but I love that pattern...will be using parts of it for my second garment too, get excited) and the bust detailing from Simplicity 2442, which is this really sort of awful bridesmaid-dress pattern, but the way the bust section went together fit well with Allison's top! I drafted the collar-detail bits (or, what are those folded-over bits called?) myself and popped 'em on.
I ended up with a two-tone lining because of my cutting difficulties; the main lining is yellow and the top chunk in back is the same green as the shell of the top.
I could only manage one close shot of the top that wasn't a super intense cleavage shot (and, dear Internet, we are not close enough friends for that yet!), so here it is, and a closer look at the front of the bust: