Here I am, once again, talking about a top I quickly threw together before my honeymoon. I knew I wanted summer tops that were a little different from what I would usually wear on a daily basis. When I saw the Vanessa Mint Tint pattern, I said to myself that it would be perfect! I'm super happy with how it turned out.
Fabric and size
I've had this rayon fabric in my stash for years now, waiting for the right project. It's so silky with such a lovely drape, I knew it would be great for this pattern. My only hesitation was that it might not be opaque enough and the top wasn't really bra-friendly. But it went well and I didn't see it at all. I think if I make this top again, I'll definitely try to find something with a similar drape and make sure it's opaque.
For the size, I took a size 6. My measurements are 34, 26, 37 so I was more between 6 and 8. I decided to take a size smaller because I didn't want a gaping space since the top style. I'm really glad I did it! On the contrary, I think I could have even done 4 and everything was fine.
Make the mint shade of the Vanessa top
So this model was overall quite simple and straightforward. Since this is such a simple halter design, none of the steps are very complicated. It helps that the instructions have some really nice illustrations. I think I finished it in a few hours (which is fast for me).
The only part of the pattern I didn't like is that it doesn't specify how much elastic is needed for the elastic waistband. I think the idea is that you're supposed to figure out what's comfortable and decide for yourself, but I always like to be guided by the model itself. I'm pretty sure I opted for too long an elastic and could have cut it shorter.
Final Thoughts on the Vanessa Top
I love the look of this top! It's sleek and sexy and not too trendy. I'm not sure how often I'll wear it since it's backless, so I don't have another one planned. That being said, if I need a new summer top for a vacation or something, I would definitely go for this style!