Hey everybody! Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re having an amazing week! I am in love with my Linen top I’m sharing today so let’s jump right into it!
When I saw Mimi G new Simplicity 8889, I KNEW I would make it in multiples! LOL! I just loved everything about it! The top, the pants, all the possiblilties for styling and different fabrics that can be used! I was obsessed and started stalking my Joanns immediately until the had them in stock (don’t judge me lol)!
For fabric, I used the amazing Multi Striped Linen from Joann! You all know I love linen so I basically ran to the counter with the bolt! I didn’t have a lot of coupons to buy yards and yards of it, so I only purchased what was required to make the top. For size, I cut the 16 and made no adjustments to it.
You can see that the back yoke is cut on the bias and that was not intentional. I originally cut the yoke to match the back. I had everything lined up perfect, cut it out, and as I was pinning the yoke to the back, it no longer matched! I completely forgot that we have to form a pleat on the back. UGHHHHH! Don’t you love it when things like that happen?!!!
Nevertheless, I made it work. I really wanted to have the stripes go horizontal to match the pocket, but I had only scraps left and just enough to cut one on the bias. So the bias cut yoke I used for the outside and the original yoke, I added a yoke facing to the shirt with it! Below you can see a couple pics from the inside. The hem, the placket, the yoke and the collar that I hand sewed instead of stitching in the ditch.
I did add a tank under my shirt because my jeans weren’t high waisted and some midriff was showing. I think if i pair it with high pants/jeans, I’ll be good though. Overall, I love this top! I think its super cute top, and I really enjoyed making it. I honestly thought the button placket would have me scratching my head, but the instructions are written really well and I had no problems!
To style my new top, I wore my new waist pack from Nikki & Mallory! I LOVE MY PACK!!! #teamhandsfree all Spring and Summer lol! I also wore some Old Navy jeans, and my chucks!
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