Today I'm wearing a new Diamond Top! I've seen a lot of different versions of the Diamond and wanted to make something a little different. I used a tissue tee knit to make it a super casual top. I really love how it turned out! A tissue knit peplum tee is a great wardrobe staple.
Options: Top length (there's also a dress option), cap sleeves.
Fabric: Super thin tissue tee. I think I found this in the bins at the Michael Levine Loft. It's striped and I didn't even bother to attempt lining up the stripes.
Size: I'm a size medium for my high bust/full bust and a size large in the waist and hips. I cut a size medium and it worked out well with the peplum being a bit more form fitting, like I was going for. The back bulge is more a function of my body and the tissue knit than the shirt being too small.
Alterations: I shortened the peplum 4 inches and didn't hem. The tissue knit works well unhemmed. I did hem the sleeves. I also shortened the neckband about 2 inches because this knit doesn't have great stretch recovery.
If you like the Diamond top you can pick up the pattern in the Unbiased Collection for Pattern Anthology. It's only available in the collection until next year.