I used the diagonal striped jersey I got a few weeks ago. The sheer fabric with dots (no idea what that's called) I've had for a few years now. I ripped it off an earlier make that I never wore. The inspiration for this top was this image, provided by Did you make that. A black and white longsleeve has been high on my sewing list for a few weeks. I tried finding one in thrift stores, but I actually concluded they don't really seem to suit me. I don't know, it just seems too hard of a contrast with my skin colour or something. So I figured I should use a different fabric around the neckline to soften the effect.
I used the Renfrew as a sloper (surprise), but now I did the square shoulder adjustment. Maybe I should design a bump-on-the-shoulder-adjustment: see how the fabric pulls around it? I made the pattern directly on muslin again, so I could try it out. I wanted it to be a bit loose, I thought that would match the style of the fabric.
The joining of these fabrics was easier that I thought. I used the serger, and then stitched it flat with a zigzag. I expected more wobbling but I'm glad it worked out. I got to use some more serger stitches, which I used on the sheer fabric. I used a flatlock seam to join the shoulders (how neat and pretty!) and overlocked the edges of the neckline.
So... What do you think? Yay or nay? And why?