I recently made this top from Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing, which is truly one of my favorite sewing books...beautiful, clever, and has a mix of different 'I actually want to make this' projects. The shirt is made with Anna Maria Horner's cotton voile and is fantastic, light as air but sturdy. The fabric seems to wrinkle easily, especially when it's left in a wad in the corner of the bedroom, but it doesn't need ironing...it seems to smooth out after being worn for a while. It's low maintenance like that.
I wear this shirt a lot...after a dip in the lake or ocean, on a summer day with a small breeze, or on a hike (as in this picture from our family vacation) and it never fails me. I did use the serger for the seems and I'm glad because this top has been given the run-around. In fact I finished sewing it and put it on when I heard the baby wake up..he then proceeded to throw up all over me and it's survived loads more *family life* since then. I'm referring to the shirt, not the baby.
2 months ago