Fun story…I wore this Santa Fe Top with some flares and gladiator sandals to the grocery store a couple of months ago and this dude comes up to me and says “You look like you stepped out of my favorite era – the 60s”. Cue my face turning lobster red, because I haven’t had my appearance commented on by a random man in… I don’t know… 3 kids ago? “That’s a compliment.” Okay dude. You look like you really enjoyed the 60s. So… thanks?
I didn’t need a compliment to love this shirt. It was love as soon as I snipped the last thread. The drape! The slouchy! The ridiculous amount of comfort created by super happy smearings of my favorite colors.
Disclosure: Adrianna sent me a no-obligation review copy of the Santa Fe Top pattern. All opinions are my own.
It was worth a second try in lace.
The lace didn’t drape as nicely, but whatevs. It is also sublimely comfortable. The neckline is flattering, and the sleeves are just right.
I’ve been digging the slouchy shapeless-wear recently so I made one more.
I seem to be putting more and more weight around my mid-section.
It might have to do with my recent obsession with pickles, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and ice cream.
Santa Fe Tops
- Fabrics: Rayon-Spandex Jersey from Jo-Ann Fabrics, Cotton-Spandex Lace from Jo-Ann Fabrics, Telio Venice Stretch ITY from Fabric.com
- Pattern: Santa Fe Top by Hey June Handmade
- Measurements: Height – 5’10”, Bust – 41 inches, Waist – quickly expanding, Hips – 50.5 inches
- Size / Adjustments: I used View C (without the Center seams) in a size 1X with 1 1/2 inches in length. I measure as a XL in my bust/shoulders and 5 inches more than a 2X in my hips, but this is a very roomy pattern. I would recommend measuring out the pattern pieces and compare to shirts that you already have to choose the correct sizing.
Yup, I can’t hide it anymore. Lucky Number 7 will be making his or her appearance March 2017.