I first sewed the Iconic Patterns Yalta top in 2013. Once again present me is thankful to past me for keeping a record of what I’ve made and when!
My blog also reminds me that this was the first iteration of this top by Iconic Patterns. It is still available on the Iconic Patterns website, now known as Top #1105 and I have a vague memory that it was reworked a little at some stage. My top is from the initial release, so if you purchase it now you may find some slight differences.
This is size 14. I deepened the neck facing a little in order for the drape to sit better. The pattern is cut on the bias, and I really like the way that it sits on my body. I cut strips along the stretch of the knit to bind the back neckband and the armholes, and to use to create a casing for the drawstring that gathers the side front. The fabric is a crinkled wool blend knit that came from the Darn Cheap Fabrics $2 table aeons ago.
From the pattern website: This top will be your favourite all summer – a cowl neckline, covered shoulders and a relaxed drape. It is very easy to sew and a pleasure to wear. Sew it in a slinky knit for the best results.
Construction was shared between the sewing machine and the overlocker. I used a simple zig-zag stitch to secure the hem. I’m really glad that I’ve sewn this top again.