Have you ever gone to pack up a pattern and thought… maybe I will just cut out another version before I put this away? That’s what happened with this project!
Like my last version, I
- skipped the french seaming on the armholes
- overlocked the raw edges of the centre front pieces before seaming them
- used bias binding to finish the hem
- performed my usual 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment (a how-to can be found part way through this post)
- lengthened the sleeve by 3.5″ (9cm)
- lessened the sleeve taper to ensure I could easily fold them up twice.
I did however french seam the side/underarm seams as I didn’t want the overlocking to be visible when I rolled up my sleeves. Speaking of sleeves, how hard is it to get a non-goofy photo of sleeve seams?
How about some more photos before I sign off?
Pattern: Sew House Seven’s Remy Raglan Top
Fabric: Merchant & Mills linen from deep stash via Stitch56
Alterations: 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment, I lengthened the sleeves by 3.5″ (9cm) and reduced the sleeve taper to allow for an easy double fold. The hem is finished with bias binding rather than a double fold.
Outfit: Jeans from Manteau Noir, basket weave shoes by Rafia Chic (years old and mended my me!) beach glass earrings by Susan Ewington Jewellery, brooch by Trovelore via EST and vintage Georg Jensen necklace.
Photo Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne