Batwing top with wide sleeves and faux front cowl made in a thin knit.
Didn’t take process pics but here’s a good tutorial for batwing tops. Mine is different in that the sleeves are wide and do not taper. I used excess material that was cut out from under the sleeve to create a front collar/cowl (I’m not sure what to call it).
First i laid out my fabric, all 2 yards of this pattern. Then decided that the stripes would be horizontal. It was good that the fabric was stretchy that way too. I then folded the fabric to a desired length from neck to hip and cut off when i felt it would be long enough for sleeves. The folded edge would be at the shoulder.
Next i folded it in half width wise so that any cuts i make will be mirrored on both sides. I cut a quarter of a rounded edged square off the side leaving enough fabric for a wide sleeve. Then i cut out a section for the neckline. Sew up the open seams with zigzag stitches.
As i cut out too much for the neckline i had to improvise. I gathered the front and back to shorten the width. Then folded the edges over on itself on the neckline and sleeves to finish the garment.
Wanting to personalize the top, i used the cut out from under one arm to create a faux cowl in front by folding in half and sewing it to the top on the inside fold.
I added a folded strip to the bottom of the top so it would taper a little more. With that, you’re done!