If you watched my Instagram stories from the weekend, you know that this weekend didn’t quite go as planned. So today I’m bringing you the Key Largo Top that I sewed up last weekend with my Sandbridge Skirt.
True story, I really don’t love sewing woven tops and dresses. I like sewing jeans, skirts, knit tops and knit dresses. Woven tops and dresses? Not so much….So I’ll put that out there to begin.
I love the look of woven tees on others and I tried out the Scout Tee on a couple of occasions and I think it’s just not for me. I thought the Key Largo Top would be another good one to try, and I like it, but I think it could use some adjustments for the next one. I prefer a bit of a longer top so I think in a second version, I would add some length to the top which would make me feel a bit more comfortable in it (I tend to like tops to hit a little below my hips.
I say this over and over again about Hey June patterns, but I love the number of different garments you can sew from one pattern is amazing – and makes it really worth the money for the pattern. From the Key Largo Top, you can make a tie front shirt, a shirt with a center seam on the bias, or like mine a plain simple woven tee.
The other thing that I love about Hey June is the quality of the instructions. The instructions for a simple woven tee are 20 pages long. No step is missed! I would recommend any of the Hey June patterns to beginners because of that.
I used my handy dandy pre-made bias tape for this top and I think I chose a bias tape that was a little bit too wide. Included in the pattern is a pattern piece for the bias tape if you wanted to take a crack at making your own!
While I do like this top, and I think the pattern is really cute, I don’t think woven tees are for me. Doesn’t mean it won’t be worn though!
Key Largo Top Summary:
Size Made: 8
Fabric Used: Floral Rayon from Style Maker Fabrics
Notions Used: Pre-Made Bias Tape from The Felt Pond (similar)
Ease of Construction: The instructions are top notch here (like all Hey June patterns!) and it came together really quickly.
Fit: I think I could improve the fit by possibly sizing down and making it a little bit longer.
Repeatable? While this isn’t my favorite garment I’ve ever made, I think I’m going to give a second one a go, trying to adjust the fit a little bit like I mentioned above.
Do you love woven tees? What pattern is your favorite?
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