Cool Linen

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While poking around in my fabric collection for something to go with my new skirt, I saw this brown linen and loved it for the color matching with the skirt, and the contrast between the opulent skirt fabric and the humble weave of the linen. This fabric has a fantastic hand, and it retained its stiffness even after I washed it.

The pattern is from Burdastyle 2/2014, which is one of my favorite Burdastyles of all time. I shortened my version a bit so it would show the waist of the skirt. I’m really liking the slightly cropped top / high waisted bottom look this season. I also love the sleeve on this top. It’s in 3 pieces, and balloons out a bit. I sewed all of the seams as French seams. h

Front

Front

back view.  I did a small embroidery on the yoke.

back view. I did a small embroidery on the yoke.

Side view.  The front hem is shorter than the back

Side view. The front hem is shorter than the back

yoke detail

yoke detail

the cuffs are narrow bias strips

the cuffs are narrow bias strips

neckline

neckline

neck facing.  It's a bias strip hand-sewn in place

neck facing. It’s a bias strip hand-sewn in place

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7 Comments

  1. Posted April 21, 2014 at 5:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    really pretty – I have that top on my “to-sew” list as well. I love the high waist / crop top combo as well, it’s very chic and modern.

  2. Posted April 21, 2014 at 5:33 am | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful combination of fabrics. Reminds me that I have a linen shirt in my “to make” list.

  3. Posted April 21, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    A very pretty outfit, and the skirt’s beautiful.

  4. Elizabeth
    Posted April 21, 2014 at 11:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    Really gorgeous. I love the shapes together. Very complementary.

  5. Posted April 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love these together! Nice shape- i need to track down that Burda!

  6. Posted April 22, 2014 at 1:11 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love the detail on the back yoke. What a great idea. I have a love/hate relationship. I love a linen garment but the endless wrinkles. You top is looks great!

  7. Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:48 am | Permalink | Reply

    The two pieces work together so well! Love the simplicity of the top ~ simply stunning!

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