Two Halters, No Waiting

It’s nice to take a break from sewing wee tiny clothes every now and again, although I have to admid that I need a better model. Excuse the child’s dressform and instead enjoy the lovely Sun Surf Halters (an Amy Butler pattern) made recently.

Now, I would have modeled the Heather Bailey one I made for myself except … it looks awful on me. Seriously. It’s so unflattering, in fact, that I could not put it on for even a photo. Part of it’s the size — I think I need a Medium-and-a-half — and part of it’s the cut, which does nothing for my hourglass shape.

It’s not the pattern’s fault, by any means. Just a poor choice of style for my own self. Which is why I went on to make a second for my sister-in-law. I chose a pretty batik fabric, in her favorite color. I think it’s going to look amazing on Jenn and will likely end up making her more, if that’s the case.

Overall, I like the pattern. It’s got a nice range of sizes (children’s and women’s) and it’s easy to put together. I even had my 11-year-old sewing campers make them and they knocked ’em right out. But it’s definitely a look you need to know is flattering for you before you sew it.

6 Replies to “Two Halters, No Waiting”

  1. Halter tops don’t look on me either-it must be the hourglass figure shape. Also for a cheap solution for a dress model for your size. Get a cheap t-shirt or one you don’t wear anymore (or a turtleneck), Get a couple of rolls of duct tape. Put the shirt on and then have someone wrap you (on the shirt only in duct tape. You will probably want to put a cami on underneath because you will have to cut up the back of the shirt to get it off. Once you do that you can secure the bottom with card board or whatever. stuff it and tape up the back. I have never actually made one, but I have seen them made and they look very neat.

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  2. darling halter dresses…I could see this look on my daughter but I am with you…not flattering on me either:)

    Happy 4th early:))))

  3. They are cute! Looks easy too. I’m going to have to get the pattern and make some for my daughter!

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