I finished the Amy Butler Sun Surf Halter today which felt a little ironic seeing as it was rainy and cool outside. I wore it to work tonight anyway despite the weather.
Now for some other "sewer beware" tips I wish I had known before starting.
The completed sun surf halter top was much longer than I anticipated. When I first tried it on without hemming it, my husband thought I made a short summer dress because the bottom of the shirt hit mid thigh (a horrible length for a short, pear shaped body type like mine!). I ended up removing six inches to get the shirt to a length that was flattering on me. Also, I needed a much smaller size than what I anticipated. I have a 34 inch bust measurement so I made the size small. It was huge on me, so I had to take the shirt apart to make it smaller. The finished top also flared out more than I prefer...it looked more like a maternity shirt which is another reason I made it smaller. Once I changed the size of the shirt and the length, I was happy with it. I just wish I had known to choose a much smaller size before I began because the top would have been finished much faster. I love that this shirt is made out of 100% cotton fabric which makes it a crisp, cool summer top perfect for Charleston. I'm looking forward to actually wearing it on a sunny day unlike today where I had to put a cardigan on over it to keep myself warm!