Remember Thinking of spring? I've completed not one, but two linen shells for spring!
I fell for this linen print at Fabrix about over a year ago. I dreamt of making something for Iris, but she didn't like it. It has the plum blossom color I associate with my flower little flower child as well as the sage green that she now favors. How could she not like it?
Of course she didn't want anything to do with it. Grr.
Simplicity 1621 to the rescue. I eliminated the center seams to keep the print intact, curved the shoulder seam slightly to hug the collarbone, and made my own bias tape. When I laid out the pattern pieces, I realized that I could make two tops, one in XL for her coach, and one in M for myself.
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