I wasn’t sure which fabric to use, well aware that something not drapey enough would look stiff and sticky-outy (… you find me a better word if you can), then I scored this gorgeous tana lawn, Liberty style fabric at the Malvern quilt festival and I just knew…
(It was £12/m and you can buy it online from Stitchfabrics).
The pattern is pdf download and it doesn’t take to long to stick all the pages together.
I did size 36″ chest and if fits perfectly. Maybe if I used a more stretchy fabric I could have made a 34″ but I like to be able to move my arm freely. The construction is very simply and clever, I loved the raglan style sleeves! (no fiddly inset sleeves… ahem…)
The instructions are in English too but the only thing I would say is … there aren’t many of them… it’s not hard, but if this is your first top you might want to check out a few more detailed instructions.
Or you can wing it. Like I did when the directions simply said ‘add bias binding to the neckline’.
Let’s not look too closely.
So there you have it, a perfect English summer top.