I finished the Named Clothing Inari Dress way back in July and swiftly followed up with the crop tee to enjoy wearing over the summer. I have worn both items quite a few times and think that come next summer I ought to make some other versions as I love the style lines so much.
In terms of construction, I spent a really long time sewing flat-felled seams and carefully finishing the neckline with bias-tape so the insides of the garments are as nice as the outsides.
The crop tee was a fun make using a metre of medium weight stripy linen/cotton I was gifted by a friend at work. I couldn't decide whether to add a ruffle or keep it plain so asked a few sewing buddies for advice....... they all said, "add a ruffle" which I did and after all the careful sewing I decided that a cropped ruffle tee just wasn't me and had to unpick it all! I replaced it with a simple cross-grain band which I much prefer.
|To ruffle or not to ruffle? That is the question|
|Not ruffly sure!|
|I much prefer it with a plain band!|
You may recognise the bottle-green linen as the last of the free fabric I got from the big craft swish in January 2018! It has all been used up save for a few small sections which would be great for pocket linings.
My only makes of the summer 2019 but happily very successful items which have been worn a bunch of times whilst the weather permitted!