This pattern includes so many of my favorite elements; an elegant wrap top, bias binding neckline, and a tie closure along the waistline. Like so many of FS sewing patterns, this pattern is roomy and comfortable but still feels high-end and timeless. The yoke and set sleeve remind me of a classic men’s button-down shirt, while the gathers and cropped hem give it a feminine twist. The top tapers slightly and hugs the waist at the perfect spot when paired with a high-rise bottom. I always love the combination of a flowy linen top with structured denim and leather boots.
The Julia pattern set comes with a couple different sleeve options depending on the look and season you’re sewing for. I chose the mid-length sleeve without cuffs for its versatility, flowy silhouette, and simple sewing process. I made this top in a couple hours on a Saturday morning and feel it’s a good option for both beginner and experienced seamstresses. To create the top, I followed the directions and the pattern as it’s marked. If you have a long torso or do not prefer a cropped top, I would recommend lengthening the bodice by a couple inches.
I stepped a little outside of my comfort zone by choosing a brown linen. As someone who typically gravitates toward cool colors, I’m loving this warm, rich brown to contrast the blues and greens in my wardrobe. As the name suggests, the color linen reminds me so much of spring on the farm as we dig in the dirt and begin our garden. I just purchased the PHILIPPA Pant sewing pattern from Anna Allen and have plans to make this high-waisted pant in a natural canvas to complete the look. I’m also dreaming of creating another wrap top in white linen, this time in a sleeveless style for summertime. More weekend sewing projects ahead!
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