I sewed a top in a white beige linen jersey for the coming season using Vogue 8581. I have been thinking of making some pullovers in such style for my sister for some time, and it was a muslin kind of sewing to check the possibility of the pattern.
I used a small piece of very soft and slightly slack-ish linen jersey for this test. In the process, I needed to reduce the amount of gathers on the neckline along with the width of bodice and sleeves significantly because of my limited source of material. You may wonder whether there is any meaning in a muslin when I change things too much without any theory before checking default, and I sincerely agree with you. It was nonsense!
But in reality, I managed to find some sense here, I mean that it turned out not so bad, including the amount of the reduced gather around neckline in this fabric as well as the flabbiness of the sleeves.
OK, I like this. My sister would like this too.
A meaningless rehearsal, done.
note: accidentally successful
Another small reason why I wanted to make it in this fabric was that I wished to have a top for those necklaces. The one with white pearls and pretty stones is my most favorite one, but because it is very delicate and gorgeous at the same time, I don't get many chances to put it on unless I choose my outfit carefully. If I dress very dressy for it, I'd look badly over dosed (dressiness-wise). For me it's also a special one because it was a gift from my husband, for celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary on this year's February. I wanted a courageously wide necked plain top that would go well with it, and I chose this light colored and not-too-feminine slack(I used this word twice because I love mocking myself for fun, even though the fabric was beautiful, just in case) linen jersey for my plan.
I love the result, because now it doesn't look too dressy on me with the blouse.
In case you are interested in the exquisite selection of pretty stone accessories and also you are living in Japan, please drop by "nanagatsu", to have a look at my dear friend Natsuko's work.
By the way, do you worry about the bra straps which are trying to peep out from your wide neckline? Do you know why I look this fearless with this wide neckline? I put a set of ribbons with closing snaps on the blouse. I don't know how we call them actually, "Shoulder Strap Fasteners", perhaps? In my country, they can be purchased at sewing material suppliers. I do recommend them if you are needing more security on your shoulders. FYI.
If you are one of PR members, you can find my review for this top here as well.
(I don't paste the review here, because I wrote too long and a bit unfocused today and I know it made you sleep with laying your face on your keyboard. Please do not catch a cold, dear!)
Have a great week!