I am back to show you both versions and my (almost successful) attempt at dip dying.
Here is my pattern review with some slight changes.
These instructions are beautifully made and designed. Once again if you haven't tried a Victory Pattern I highly recommend them. They are really well details and well made patterns.
I've made this once already and loved the length of this top and the back feature. The sleeves are really beautiful construction and sits quite lovely.
There are two versions. This one is a lightweight crepe material and some soft lightweight polyester lining. The pattern didn't come with instructions for the lining so I just cut the front, back part (removing the pleats).
The second version is a lightweight cotton.
After making my last top I realised the shoulders weren't the right fit for me as they pulled slightly when I bent forward. For this top I had to make the top and back part slightly wider to accommodate for this. I cut a size 6 and it fit well with the shoulder adjustments.
I love this top and would definitely sew it again and again.
Okay so here is my dip dye attempt!!
So it wasn't a complete disaster although it was pretty messy and not the greatest result. At least I gave it a try and now know what to expect. It certainly didn't turn out as well as the shop bought ones, that's for sure.