Lately I have really been intrigued with Tina Given's Patterns and the whole Lagenlook trend. I've steered away from it before because I know someone who REALLY likes this look, but most of the time it looks like she found everything she could and threw it all on at the same time. Not the look I'm going for. However, I've really been liking the looks of Vivid Linen, Eileen Fisher, and a few others that have a little more classic look on this trend. So, I bought the Jacqueline pattern, which I think is just lovely.
This pattern is available as a PDF or printed pattern. I ordered the printed because it was on sale. Unfortunately, I still had to tape the pieces together, which was a little annoying. Granted, the sheets were about 3 times the size of regular paper, but still!
The armholes were REALLY low on this pattern, so I basted the shoulder seams 2" lower and recut the neckline, I want to be able to wear this as a top without another top or cami underneath during the summer. I should have made that 3", so I will correct that on the pattern.
The neckline and armholes are finished with self-bias, which is not unusual and my preferred method for finishing. What was interesting is that the hem is also finished with bias binding. I have never done that before, but I like how it turned out. I have more pictures in my Tina Givens Flicker Set. (Click on the picture of the cat and it will take you there.)