Aloha! Summer is upon us here in Maui, according to the calendar, (It is always summer here in reality!), and I am anxious to get back to sewing some fun, breezy, sophisticated, styles in the next few months. I have just taken one of the longest breaks ever from writing, sewing, and posting. Time sure flies by! I have several small swatches of hanky weight linen in my stash, so I want to pull those out and make good use of them.
I had about a yard and a half of pale pink linen, just enough to make the breezy tank top, seen in View C, from New Look 6035. You need that extra half a yard because the neckline and armholes are finished with self-fabric bias binding that shows on the outside of the top. The front and back are cut on the fold, and I was surprised to find that the back neckline was not too wide. Usually with New Look patterns, I will have some gaping there, but not on this pattern. I also like the small slit at the side seam near the hem. I added the self-tie for more shape when worn untucked.
I have some plaid linen in my stash that has been with me for years, and it will pair nicely with the pale pink in this top, so I hope to pull that out soon and make a pair of shorts or capris. For the mean time, I've paired the top with a pair of rtw shorts from Old Navy that I found in the men's department. They are a bit of a loose fit, but I liked the print :) and the loose fit makes them extremely comfortable. Thanks for stopping by!