The SLS (Sizeable Linen Stash) was calling to me. It contains beautiful fabrics that would make wonderful summer linen tops.
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!
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:
- Lengthen body by 3″.
- Eliminate peplum.
- Eliminate all facings – hem is 3/4″.
- Inner collar is faced and finished on all edges.
- Outer collar is finished with bias binding.
- Angle of “wedge shape” was narrowed.
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!
The buttons are from The Button Stash. Red larger buttons with vintage caramel colored smaller buttons sewn together.
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?