I love the funky sleeves that are everywhere this year and finally hopped on the bandwagon. I used the Sew over it Ultimate shift dress pattern as a base. This pattern is a great base for hacking and adding flares to as its such a simple design.
I used a cotton/viscose crepe that I'd picked up in Misen fabrics on Goldhawk road. I love the colours and drape of this but it is a total bastard to work with. Because there's a serious crinkled texture to the fabric it has a lot of excess built in and as a result this top has ended up fairly large on me. I have about 5m of this fabric left and think it would make a really gorgeous robe but I'm not sure I can face working with it again for a while.
I cut the top version of this pattern out as normal except that I cut the sleeves off at the elbow and made it up instructed. To create the flared sleeves I simply cut panels the width of the fabric and eased them in to the sleeves. This has created a lovely swishy sleeve that I am enjoying flapping around in.
Having finally made some jeans that fit, I am enjoying the whole 'jeans and a fancy top' look for a night out. Get prepared to see some more tops in these parts!