This is the first Cutting Lines pattern I’ve made and I rather like it. I saw Gayle’s version and guided by her review I cut the smallest size and it fits perfectly.
However when I finished it there were some things that I wanted to change.
I felt that there was far too much fabric around the back of my neck so I trimmed off around four inches from the cowl following the original shape. Also originally I had done a rolled hem because I thought that a turned hem would be awkward on the bias edge, but when the rolled hem was done I didn’t like the effect or the fact that the hem faced out when the collar draped.
After trimming, I turned a double hem toward the right side and stitched using my edge stitch foot, much better.
My fabric is an inexpensive white cheesecloth bought from Abakan in Mostyn. You do need a double faced fabric for this design as both sides will show.
This is a great way for me to be able to wear my jet black tee, on its own it’s too severe for me to ever look good in it and it’s a little too low cut, now it’s a perfect backdrop to this little top.
The trousers I’m wearing are Silhouette’s 5 piece yoga pants, soon to be blogged about.