I've been searching for a pattern for the top in my head: loose-fitting, long enough, epaulettes, button tab sleeves...I finally decided to just draft it myself!
This is the second time I've self-drafted, and it came out WAY better than the first time. I feel like the details attempted (and achieved) are a real testament to how far my skills and confidence as a sewist have come. The epaulette shoulders (double layered) WITH tucks on front and back,
the self-fabric bias tape neckline,
the set-in sleeves with button tabs...
all are things I'm very proud to know I designed, drafted, and pulled off by my very own self.
Having absolutely no knowledge of pattern drafting, I just measured my own body and then free-handed to pattern pieces I knew I'd need, then made a muslin, altered, and took the plunge with this delish cotton voile from my shop. It was very guess-and-check but lots of fun...kind of felt like what I want to do when I grow up! :)