Over the past year I have collected quite a few Cutting Line Designs patterns, although I have only made one up to this point. I think I actually got this pattern at the PR pattern exchange at PR last month. The pattern in Fun With Fabrics. I had decided to make the top sleeveless, but after looking at the pattern pieces, I figured I better make it with sleeves first to see. I didn’t have enough of the white fabric that I wanted to use to make it with sleeves, so I pulled this brown linen out of my stash to try. I originally bought this to make a pair of summer pants, but after I got it home, I realized it was too thin and would probably be so wrinkly and light weight that it would look like pajamas!
I enjoyed making this top and the construction process. The neck is bound with bias binding, but I must have bound it too tightly because now I can barely get it over my head! Next time I will cut the neck larger because I’m really not a fan of jewel necklines, although I don’t think it looks bad on this.
The band across the bottom with the buttons is a nice detail.
Although it is really hot here in summer, and I don’t wear sleeves very often, this will be perfect for chilly mornings or evenings.
I usually go for more fitted styles, but this will fit my new RETIRED lifestyle just fine!