I am so excited to be a stop on the Laela Jeyne Summer Collection Patterns Tour! I first started using Laela Jeyne Patterns for myself last fall. Some of the items I have made from Laela Jeyne Patterns have been my most worn items in our closets! Even though this summer has been super busy for us, I could not resist signing up to share about some of the new patterns!
My new favorite top is the Dahlia Tank Top. It looks like a simple tank, but it is hands-down the best tank top I have made for myself. It is fitted, but not too fitted, and includes pattern pieces for different cup sizes! This is HUGE for me. I can print just my size and cup size pieces and get a tank that fits perfectly on the first try! I sewed a size Large B-Cup. (Sewing note: sewing cup sizes are different than bra cup sizes – make sure you measure and go by the chart!) I love sewing clothing for myself from my large stash of cotton lycra knits. My tank is made with 1/4″ knit stripe by Riley Blake Designs. You can grab some here!
I only made one modification – I added 2″ length at the lengthen line – next time I will probably only add 1.5″ and I might grade out a bit more at the waist. I do wish I had lengthened my neckband a little because my cotton lycra has excellent recovery and puckered a bit.
Because I was going for a fun and flirty holiday themed look, I used a quarter circle (to save on fabric) and chose a 20″ length. I also cut my skirt to sit at my natural waist. It is a sporty length for the upcoming holiday weekend.
I have plans to make many more Dahlia Tanks and Rose Circle Skirts. If I make two to go together again, I would most likely skip adding length to my tank. While I did not have a chance to grab pictures, the Dahlia also pairs very nicely with jeans and shorts. I especially love the flattering curved hemline.
Thank you to Laela Jeyne Patterns for inviting me to participate on this tour. Make sure you stop by and visit the other fabulous makers! Of course, you also want to check out the entire Summer Collection, too! Happy Summer!
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