I am really on a roll in finishing up those procrastinated projects! I shared a few of them last week, but I was saving this one!
Last winter, I helped with the pattern testing for the Lynx pattern by Sofiona Designs. My trial run was actually THIS dress and I had hoped to finish another one. It had been hanging in my closet since January, just waiting for the sleeves to be finished. Unfortunately, she grew and the sleeves were too short! (Are you seeing a trend here?!?) To make it work, I decided to remove them!
For this #sofihack I cut off the seam allowance where the sleeves would have joined, took in the sides 1/2” for a slim fit, and cut longer bias binding for the arm openings. At my daughter’s request, I also cut it off at a tapered shirt length because she would get more wear out of it than a dress. Since I had eyelet lace sewn into the bodice I decided to add it to the bottom as well.
It makes a beautiful summer top! She even got a sunburn to coordinate. :(
I really love the way this top turned out! I was actually waiting to post it because Lynx is one of Sofiona Designs’ featured patterns for July!
The Lynx and Rhubarb patterns are 20% OFF for the first 2 weeks of the month only. If you sew one (or both) you can share pictures in the fan group on IG using #SewSofionaSummer to get your name in a draw for a free pattern. You can read more about it in the fan group HERE.
You can get the Lynx pattern HERE.
Here are some of my other Sofiona Designs’ projects: