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Poppy meadow top

Name Poppy meadow top
Status finished
Happiness
Started Sep 19, 2019
Completed Sep 20, 2019
Progress 100 %
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Notes Fabric is a Liberty Tana Lawn (cotton), this took just under 1m (pattern has a direction, so could possibly be made from less fabric if there were no "up and down" to the design).
This is a very quick make, could be made in an hour if I had been more organised.

I love this top, the neckline is easy to do and is a real feature. It looks particularly good peeping out from under a cardigan, the gathered edge is very effective.

The black shorts in my picture are Lekala 5471, I wear these a lot as they are so comfortable and go with any of my tops.

Update - after washing, I discovered that the adjustable gathers made ironing really easy. This top is a winner!!!

Users Comments

  • Beth Perry-Wattleworth

    Great piece, smart choices

  • Jaeckel Jaeckel

    Trés joli

  • Maria

    What an excellent idea Shelagh, elastic in the casing would be good (probably better than the binding strip!)
    I agree that this is a great summer top, although for hot weather I would advise ordering the pattern with sleeves a little wider than needed, as they are not very loose (I ordered this with an upper arm measurement 3cm wider than my actual measurement - and it is just right).

  • sshelagh

    This top is in my wishlist. I wonder how using elastic in the casing would work. Your rendition is lovely. Summery and cool. As we are coming into summer here in Australia it would seem a good next project.

  • Dagmar S.

    I like the fabric, nice colours. The top suits you well.

  • Maria

    Thank you Tannie, it is a great summer top - but should also be a useful "layer" as the weather becomes colder.
    The neck is very clever, gathered using a binding strip, so the gathers remain adjustable. I did find that it was necessary to knot the ends of the binding, otherwise they could pull out from the casing if the retaining stitches didn't hold.

  • Tannie

    That looks nice and comfortable in the summer. Have you wrinkled your neck or are they pleats?