Added Nov 24, 2013
Here she is, my first Alma. Never mind that it took me 5 weeks to sew her. Never mind that she’s not perfect like she looked in my head. She’s finished and that’s all that matters.
I bought this pattern with the intention of pairing it with some light weight cottons for some spring/summer tops. I liked the idea of having some light coloured tops to pair with darker skirts and shorts for maximum wearability. This particular fabric wanted to be made into an Alma first. Mostly because I had this idea of a super light white top I could wear on those stinking hot summer days.
I washed a whole lot of my cotton fabrics in one weekend but it wasn’t until I ironed this one that I noticed just how heavy the embroidery makes the fabric. It worried me to add a Peter Pan collar to that as well as a gathered sleeve plus a lightweight cotton lining. So much bulk, was it going to work out?
Despite it needing improvements I do love the top and it’s such a great basic I’ll still be wearing it a lot. Stay tuned because there will be a lot more Alma’s coming into my wardrobe before summer ends.
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