It seems to go from Winter to Summer in just a couple of weeks here. It's been in the 90s all week and looks like more of the same next week! I'm not complaining though, I'm one of the rare ones around here that would rather have the heat than cold. Even though I don't have the arms I did even 10 years ago, I still love sleeveless tops! I need to make a lot of sleeveless and short sleeved tops since our hot weather lasts well into September and even October. This is Simplicity 1806. I was drawn to this pattern for a couple of reasons. First of all, I really wanted to find tops to make out of wovens. My favorite summer time fabric is cotton lawn, so this will be perfect for that. I also like the princess seams.
While making this top, I realized that the "princess seams" are not quite that. It is more like a center panel. However, the FBA is still done the same way, and I really prefer doing a FBA with princess seams rather than having to deal with super big darts.
Right now I'm trying to make sure that I have all of the pieces I will need to take with me to Uganda. Since I will mostly be wearing long skirts, and most of them are printed patterns, I need some solid colored tops. I looked through my stash finding all kinds of prints that I wanted to use to make this top, but eventually fell upon a piece of embroidered lawn that I had left over from a shirt I made a couple of years ago. I thought this would be a good one to try out the pattern.
I need to do a little tweaking on this pattern, but all in all, I think it's a keeper!