Morning everyone. A quick post from me today! I recently went over to the Love Sewing offices to chat with the new Editor Michelle and photograph my version of M8256.
This is a Learn To Sew level 1 pattern for a super blousey top with gathering into a neat bias neckline. There are raglan sleeves in three styles and an option to make a cami top.
I made view D but cut the sleeves short. They’re a little less full than the view B sleeves that way. I also used thicker elastic for a chunkier cuff effect.
I’m pretty pleased with the size S but could have still gone down to size XS as it’s very oversized and that’s not my aesthetic. It’s best tucked in I think.
You can get a copy from Love Sewing 111 with another pattern included too. And it’s an “all sizes in one envelope” design. They even showed the cami lengthened into a dress! Genius!
It’s perfect for beginners as it works in stable cotton lawn, then you can try floatier slippery fabrics when you’re more confident gathering and sewing the neckline. The beginner friendly instructions take you through the process.
My fabric is a poly challis from Rainbow Fabrics that I kind of regretted buying but turned that around with this top. Guess it was waiting to tell me what to sew it into!