This is a really pretty top. I love the intricate stitch work around the shoulders! I love the perfectly inky navy colour and a v neck line is always a winner on old short neck me. But ...
... it's not quite right.
The sleeves are long and balloony. It's also too long in the body and that v neck line? It's a touch deeper than I would like. See, it's not quite right. But I'm working with it. This is how it looks on the model and I don't doubt she's a good half foot taller than me, so you can imagine it swamps me a little even in the size small.
So my first tweak ... I had the sleeves altered to make them three quarter length. I think they feel far more summery being shorter. And yes I may have lost the cord tie detail on the sleeves but I wasn't keen on those anyway and besides who wants cord ties trailing in their food anyway? Not me!
Second tweak. A couple of stitches to spare me my modesty and to stop me revealing my non ample bosom.
Third tweak. I've not done this one yet. I'm going to shorten the length by a couple of inches. I'm waiting for my sis to take it to the alterations place she goes to when she visits Hong Kong. The alterations are cheaper over there and besides ... she pays :o)
But in the meantime, if I didn't tell you all these details, you'd never know there was anything not right about it would you? So for the time being, I'm just going to get on with wearing it like this.
Last Note :
- The top is better suited to someone a little taller than myself (I'm only 5ft 1.5)
- It is quite sheer. Get those black bras out and not a white one as seen on that model above!