I finally finished the hems on this Nikko top that had been languishing while I sewed all the gym clothes for two months. Now I’ll be ahead of the game for October, when it’s cool enough to wear it.

There’s nothing too fancy about it–I made a size 8 in the Nikko pattern with no adjustments, using a very very soft and drapey “modal rib” from Stonemountain (now sold out). It’s cat hair magnet because it is so soft and brushed, but I kind of expect that with black clothes. (I had a conductor in college who said that he wasn’t bothered by pet hair on black clothes because he was “carrying a memento of things he loved,” and I’ve adopted that.)