Fabric:: Swiss Dot lawn from Joann Fabrics
This was one of my favorite of the new Summer Simplicity patterns, so I knew I had to make it up right away!
I’ve seen a lot of woven tops in the stores this season. There are still plenty of knits of course (and my next top is a knit!) but the blouse seems to be having a moment. I hardly own any blouses, as I have a very hard time finding the right length in the quality I prefer. I have a long torso and shorter legs, plus I’m pear shaped and I prefer tops to cover past my widest part (if I’m wearing with slim pants, as I am here). Making tops means I can add length. I added 3 inches to this one, though I might remove and inch. I’m undecided, as I pretty much love it the way it is, even if it is a little longer than some of my shirts!
The collar, which is invisible on the pattern cover, is the nicest bit:
It was much simpler than I thought it would be! I constructed the straight seams on the serger, and made my own bias tape to enclose the neckline. The shirt has a really nice clean finish on the interior. I like the sleeve detail:
The fabric is a lightweight cotton lawn/swiss dot that I found on the clearance table at Joann’s. It’s slightly sheer, but not too bad.
I really love this top – it feels modern, but with the print it still feels like me! This is not an outfit I would have ever worn 2 years ago… it’s funny how things change!
Next up: Vogue 8866 (the skirted version) in a kelly green bamboo jersey.