The Perfect Top for Summer Days

If you have never tried your hand at a pattern from Hey June Handmade, you are missing a treat.  The designer, Adrianna Appl, provides clear instructions for professionally finished garments that are a dream to sew.  Recently, I was fortunate to be chosen as a tester for the Key Largo, which is a great summer top for woven fabrics, with two different views.

One interesting aspect of the Key Largo is the front is cut on the bias.  This allows you to make an interesting chevron pattern with a striped fabric, but also provides a lovely drape for fabrics with a less obvious design.  I am still hunting for the perfect stripe to make my next Key Largo.

If you are new to sewing with woven fabrics, this would be a great pattern to begin with.  There are  five pattern pieces for View A, which has a bottom band with a self tie, and only four pieces for View B, which has a hemmed bottom and no tie This count includes pieces for the neckband and sleeve binding, and the construction method is very quick and easy to follow.

This picture is one I made in View B.  The shirt is actually rolled up, as this picture was planned to feature the jean skirt - soon to be released! If you want to see more examples, please follow my link to the Hey June Handmade website, and check it out.Key Largo


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