Sorry about the grainy pictures - I just couldn't wait til morning!
Pattern: The top on page 104 of Female Spring 2012 (Japanese pattern magazine) size M
Fabric: 1.4m of 150cm wide viscose jersey found on eebaay. I still have almost a metre left.
Other: Black satin bias binding for the inside neck. Black cotton tape to stabilise the shoulders. Narrow ribbon to finish the inside hem.
Although it was enormously stretchy, the print was so dense that it added much-needed stability.
Even so, I knew I would need to bind the neck with firmly-woven bias binding if I was ever going to keep the top on my shoulders - or one of them at least!
For the same reason, I ran a line of black cotton tape along the inside shoulder seam, to keep the sleeves from stretching out completely.
The sleeve hems have double-thickness cuffs.
My original "concept" was to sew this in neon yellow sweatshirting... but when the fabric arrived it almost blinded me. Unless I get a job in Road Traffic Control or take up night-running, I really can't imagine wearing anything that bright.
But I couldn't let go of the glow-in-the-dark idea completely.
You can just catch a glimpse of it when I swish around.
And swishing around is compulsory in this garment!
Hmmm... I don't go to many of those.
It is wonderfully comfortable. It would be lovely to wear somewhere exotic on a sunny day, sipping a cool drink in the shade.
But maybe I will just wear it to work with black trousers ; )