SLS Summer Top Series

SLS Summer Top 1

SLS Summer Top 1

The SLS (Sizeable Linen Stash) was calling to me.  It contains beautiful fabrics that would make wonderful summer linen tops.

Butterick 5891

Oddly, my first selection was not one of the beautiful prints – it was a heavy weight natural colored linen.

The true linen color would need some coordinating fabrics. Not an issue though – with Butterick 5891 by Katherine Tilton as the  pattern of choice (again), coordinating fabrics and embellishment is almost a requirement for the collars and asymmetry!

Back View

Back View

The selected coordinating fabric is actually a home dec remnant.  The background matches the linen perfectly and the red and coral colors it contains are currently my colors of choice.

Modifications to the pattern:

  1. Lengthen body by 3″.
  2. Eliminate peplum.
  3. Eliminate all facings – hem is 3/4″.
  4. Inner collar is faced and finished on all edges.
  5. Outer collar is finished with bias binding.
  6. Angle of “wedge shape” was narrowed.
Collar(s) and neckline detail

Collar(s) and neckline detail

Using the modern look coordinating fabric for the larger back piece and the collar provided the opportunity to use two other coordinating fabrics for the front facings and the collar binding.

The fabric used for the outer collar binding contains both the  red and the coral colors! Love it!

Double-Layered Button

Double-Layered Button

The buttons are from The Button Stash.  Red larger buttons with vintage caramel colored smaller buttons sewn together.

Side View

Side View

The heavier weight linen of this top makes it perfect for the cooler spring evenings – and the colors will work through the fall!

Only problem – I don’t really have any coordinating shorts to wear with it!

Ummm.  Wonder if the SLS has any caramel colored linen?

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7 Responses to SLS Summer Top Series

  1. Mickey says:

    Love this…don’t like to wear patterns but am always tempted. This is a great option with the blocking you have done
    Very nice!

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  3. Great job on mixing patterns and de-stashing!

  4. kalroz says:

    Very good work. That color combination is perfect.

  5. I made it!! says:

    This is just perfect! I love the way you mixed both fabrics together. I want one now.

  6. Beverly says:

    I love how you mixed the fabrics. I really need to pick up this pattern.

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