I wasn't kidding when I said I really enjoyed sewing my Lisette dress and would come back to the Portfolio pattern.
This time I went for View C, which has a different side panel piece, without pockets.
I wanted a "goes with everything" top and I think this is it! It is simple, but has interesting details.
Who needs mass-produced t-shirts when you can have airy cotton tops in the fabric of your choice?
I started sewing on Thursday evening and finished on Saturday afternoon, but it could easily be done in a day.
Pattern: Lisette Portfolio, Simplicity 2245, view C, lengthened by 1 1/4 inches. I made size 8.
Buttons: Vintage metal painted cream, found in granny's button box.
While sewing, I realised that the seams were going to show through this semi-transparent fabric, so I took extra care to trim and finish them neatly on the inside.
I am glad I made it longer, as it gives me the option of tucking it in.
Another Lisette success!
The button choice was unexpected. I had no white buttons in my box and The Girl suggested cream. I picked these out as a joke, but she took me seriously, and I think they contribute a certain secret-garden-gate texture to the garment.
Listen, I know what I mean, even if you don't!
Although a casual style, I can imagine wearing this to work under a little cardigan.
But I think it would really come into its own as part of a holiday wardrobe, if I was going somewhere hot. I'm not... but nevertheless it will be in my suitcase when we head for the West Highlands later this year.
So - am I over my Portfolio addiction yet? Nope! I have bought some blue herringbone linen from Croft Mill to make the tunic version.
And I am seriously considering making the capri pants, though I will be doing some careful measurements first!