If last week’s top suffered from the right fabric but the wrong fit, I think this week’s project roundup is the opposite.
Searching for an easy summer top that isn’t a t-shirt, I went off piste and thought I’d try a Lou Box Top. I was smart in that I didn’t use any irreplaceable fabric, but dumb in that I used cotton lawn in my stash (from JoAnn last year) and I think it’s just a little too stiff for how boxy this is.
Construction wise, I did my now-usual forward shoulder adjustment and sway back adjustment. I also left out the back neck opening because 1.) I hate a button loop (it never looks good) and 2.) it’s not necessary to get it on over my head.
This is definitely wearable and it only took about two hours to make, but I’m still looking for the Platonic ideal of a summer top–this one’s just a shadow on the cave wall.
It looks lovely to my eye, but I feel your pain. Why is warm weather clothing so fraught?