|(Forgive the not-great photos in this post. This was a five-minutes-before-running-out-the-door photoshoot!)|
This is a great basic pattern: no darts, no closures. I was a little worried that the lack of darts would result in a shapeless pillowcase of a top, but instead it fits really well around the shoulders, arms and neckline, and drapes beautifully. I didn't have any fitting problems around the shoulders or back - my usual "problem" areas (hooray!). The only adjustments I made were:
- length - I added 1.5" at the lengthen line, and 0.5" at the hem.
- sizing - merged from size 0 at the bust to a 2 at the hips.
If anything it's the tiniest bit snug at the bust, but the 2 was too roomy.
1m Liberty lawn - £12 (from Fabrics Galore)
Scout woven tee pattern - £2.89 ($4.50 when I bought it - it's now $6.50)
Thread from stash
I see more of these in my future. I'd like one with 3/4 length sleeves. And maybe one with a collar.
But up next, a skirt. I really really like the look of Grainline's new Moss mini skirt. But I've got some serious skirt-thinking to do - I've got plenty of patterns, so I should'nt really buy another yet.