Having thoroughly enjoyed participating in Make a Garment a Month Challenge last year, I am excited to participate again this year and this will be my first 2015 make.... a new top from NEWLOOK 6246. As you can see from the photo below, I have made the pants before, (you can read all about them here) but not the shirt. This is a slouchy, 3/4 length sleeve top for stretch knits.
My daughter, Melissa, gave me 2 yards of this beautiful, lightweight, very thin and very sheer soft lavender knit fabric for Christmas and it just seemed 'right' for this shirt. May I also say, that this soft lavender color is stepping outside my usual 'color' comfort zone but am excited to see (and wear!) the finished top.
Last evening was spent cutting everything out. The bodice will be lined with a 1 yard remnant of white cotton knit that was flawed in a couple of places, but will be unnoticeable as a 'lining'. Not having enough of the white cotton knit to also line the sleeves, the lavender fabric will be doubled there. Even one layer of the lavender was too 'sheer' to think about on my arms, but two layers will be fine. The slight color/texture difference of the sleeves against the bodice should be interesting..... I hope. Seams will be serged and the lavender and lining fabrics will be treated as 'one'.
So looks like 2015 is off to a 'brighter' start for my wardrobe with soft lavender! Happy Sewing Everyone!