A Perfect Pairing: Lotta Jansdotter Moira Fabric and New Look Top Pattern

Since buying Lotta Jansdotter’s Moira fabric in the Deep Indigo colorway back in November, I have been looking for the perfect project to highlight the simplicity of the fabric design. Cleaning up my studio a few days ago, I found this misplaced pattern, New Look pattern number 6784. The scale of the motif is perfect for the pattern and there are not many seams to break up the design. The line of the finished top complements the skinny, cropped jeans I bought last summer. (Why does it seem to take a season or two to fully pull an outfit together?!)

The pattern directions were clear and the top (View D) went together fairly quickly. My only regret is that I didn’t cut the neckline a bit higher in the front – it seemed fine when I held the pattern up but when I finished the bodice and slipped it on, it was a bit too low and wide. Thus, I will now be buying a camisole to wear under the shirt. If I make this top again, I will play with the neckline some and then make the bodice first in muslin to test it out. The only other change I made was rather than topstitching the bodice lining down, I hand stitched it in place.

As an aside, I bought this fabric at The French Seam in Indianapolis last November. I’m not sure if they still have it, but it does look like it is available direct from Lotta Jansdotter’s site.

Since I feel a bit emboldened by my sewing success here, next up is a blouse in Cal Patch’s Design-It-Yourself Clothes.

What are you sewing for your spring/summer wardrobe?

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