We’re visiting family later this fall, so I have a few things I want to make to wear for the trip. We’re traveling to Florida, so I think a few pieces that I can layer and are comfortable enough to chase Lo on the beach will be perfect. I am looking forward to this vacation!
While organizing my patterns last week, I stumbled on this Lisette 2059 pattern by Liesl and Co for Simplicity and decided to make the top. After participating in Me Made May this spring, I realized I need to make more staple pieces for my wardrobe. I like that this shirt is pretty basic, but has a subtle ruffle on the back to make it special on its own.
I lengthened the top about two inches to make it a tunic so I could wear it with leggings or skinny jeans. I accidentally made it a size bigger (size 12), but took it in a bit before adding the sleeves. After seeing how much more ease there is than it stated on the pattern piece, I’ll probably size down to an 8 the next time I make this. The envelope and pattern give different measurements for final measurement with ease; go with the envelope because it’s more accurate.
Another one issue I found while making the top is that the neckline rested uncomfortably high on me. I lowered the neckline an inch and added six pleats. The pleats gave the front a bit of shape, pulled in the shoulders (since I made it too big) and kept it loose. Other than that, this was a quick sew and took about two hours (with the modifications and cutting the fabric) for me to make.
I think this will get a good amount of wear this fall and possibly spring if it’s breezy. This fabric has been in my stash for about a year, and I can’t recall who gave it to me; it’s a poly cotton blend. I crocheted the infinity scarf and will be posting more about that in the next couple of weeks.
So, are you sewing for fall? Are there any trends you’re loving? I’d love to see what’s inspiring you!