We’ve had a span of some really great weather in Seattle lately, so I’ve started thinking about doing some sewing for my summer wardrobe (after having babies, none of my clothes fit! I’m kind of back to square one with my wardrobe!).
It’s a loose drapey top, which looks best with very light knit fabrics. I made two versions. This one is view e, with contrasting panels inset on the sides.
I skipped the hemming so as to leave it as light and flowy at the bottom as possible.
I hemmed this one because it wasn’t as drapey and I didn’t think the hem would interfere with the flow (and it really didn’t – as this fabric wasn’t super flowy to begin with).
While the straps are narrower on view a, Adrianna did a great job of making sure that they were still wide enough to cover bra straps.
After having tried two different types of fabrics with this pattern, I have to say that I think the lighter, drapier fabric has a better overall fit and looks nicer. But both tops will definitely get worn a lot this summer.
Of course, now the weather is back to crummy Seattle weather, but I’m sure the sun will come back soon… and, in the meantime, this weather is perfect for all of the vegetables I planted in my garden over the last couple of weeks…