Tuesday, August 19, 2008

look! more linen

Yeah, I bought a LOT of linen this year. In fact, I still have yards of it left. I'm hoping to get a skirt and some dresses and/or pants for the girls out of it yet. Too late for those this summer, but I can tell myself I'm working ahead for next year.
This was made in time for the New York trip (which I can't believe was a month ago).
It's from the same Built by You Simplicity pattern as this top. This one, however, was incredibly easy. I altered it slightly by cutting the back piece on the fold and eliminating a seam in the center back. It's a pull on style so there seemed to be no reason not to do that. I also left the elastic out of the bottom portion of the sleeve. No need to accentuate an area that is in serious need of toning. The pattern tapers in a bit on the sides keeping it from looking maternity. If you're looking for a beginner's project. This one is it.
I'm thinking about doing some machine embroidery in black along the bottom edge... for next summer.
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blackbird said...

It's just about perfect.

Jackie said...

That's the pattern I used for my tops.