I tried to wear as little clothing as possible this week, so it was fortunate, I suppose, that I had recently sewed some summer stuff. Melissa had given me this nice cotton lawn. You know, cotton lawn is the greatest fabric. It is so light and delicate and comfy! Unfortunately, it is hard to find, unless you want to buy Liberty of London, and who wouldn’t want to buy Liberty, but it’s spendy stuff, that Liberty.
The pattern is from Sewing Recipe, one of my trusty Japanese craft books (ISBN 457911180X). This pattern has some really cool techniques, like sewing in a liner that encloses the armholes (it was kind of like magic, but I did screw up one side because I got all confused with my poor spatial skills). I did have some issues with sizing. I made the smallest size, but the thing came out huge. I took in about an inch and a half on each side seam, and it really needs to be taken in a little bit in the center (see how it gaps), but there wasn’t anything I could really do about it. I really like this pattern, though, so I am currently in search of some more lawn to make a second top!