Sneak preview – Pattern review: Coastline top

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All you non-crafty sewy types might want to scroll on by this one!

Sarah from SewKnitLove posted a request for pattern reviewers for their new Coastline top on facebook and was swamped in hours. I was lucky enough to be among the chosen. In all my years of blogging and sewing I had never done a review. A friend and fellow sewist down the road was a reviewer too and it was super fun to swap stories along the way. You get a sneak preview before the pattern is launched, lucky you!

It’s not a pattern I would have chosen but I love the finished result and have worn it three times since I finished it ten days ago. I’d definitely go with fabric with good drape so the peplum isn’t too poufy. I took in the peplum slightly with this in mind. I am not sure what the edits will be for the final pattern so I’ll save detailing any hacks until it’s released. I’ll post a heads up when the pattern is available for sale. 

I used a navy silk linen blend (yup, from Fabric-a-brac again!) with pretty good drape with navy Japanese cotton gauze for the handmade bias binding at neckline. It’s an awesome top for spring and summer, I am pairing it with jeans and saltwater sandals mostly. Love the feel of the fabric and the shape. 
Thanks, SewKnitlove crew!

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