I'm so excited to show you my new handmade linen outfit for summer! I've been wanting to sew up some linen separates to wear in hot weather. In the summer I basically live in boxy tees, tanks, and elastic waist shorts.
This little set consists of a cropped Coram Top sewing pattern (we just released a new size range and it's currently 20% off through May 30!) and the Peppermint Magazine Spring Shorts. Instructions on how to crop the Coram Top are below.
The linen fabric I used is sponsored by Isee Fabric and it is amazing. It's the Medium Weight European Laundered Linen in Tawny from Isee Fabric. (Hint: They're currently offering my readers 15% off their entire store with coupon code ALLIEOLSON.) I intentionally didn't iron this after washing because I wanted that worn-in wrinkly look. The fabric softens up so nicely in the wash and feels so cool against the skin.
For this Coram Top, I removed 3 inches in length at the waist notch and made the front and back hem even in length. This is what my pattern pieces looked like after the modifications. The dotted red line is where I smoothed out the side seam.
I also raised my bust dart by about 1/4". Did you know that the updated Coram Top pattern pieces have the bust apex marked? It's the large circle you see below with the grey cross inside. This makes it super easy to see if you need to raise or lower your bust dart when holding the pattern piece against your body.
I'm super excited about this little linen set! I think I will wear each item separately a ton, but I absolutely love the look of them together too.