Hi! I know it’s a little early but I think I’ve achieved my perfect Summer outfit! After I made my first Trevi tank I was really excited to try the pattern again in rayon. I wanted to use a fabric with more drape to highlight the swingy shape of the pattern.
This is my third and final collaboration with Grace from Maker Mountain Fabrics. Grace got quite a few new fabrics in this month so I had a really hard time deciding which to use for my project. There were some new Art Gallery Knits and new Nani Iro double gauzes. In the end I could not resist the pull of this gorgeous Rifle Paper Co Wonderland rayon fabric. I love working with Cotton + Steel rayons. They are really good quality and aren’t super shifty like some other rayons.
My first version of the Hey June Trevi top was a size 8 graded to a 12. It is completely wearable but I was wondering if it might be a little more comfortable if I had a bit more room through the upper bust. I went up to a size 10 graded to a 14 for maximum swing.
When I first tried it on after I finished I was worried it might be a little bit too big. Then I washed it and it came out of the dryer looking substantially smaller. I ironed it before I freaked out too much and when I tried it on after washing it fit fine, but it’s not a whole lot looser than my first one. I think that the recommended care instructions for this fabric is to dry clean but I’ve washed and dried my other Cotton + Steel rayons with no issues. I think it might be a good idea to do a double wash and dry with these rayons to make sure that they get all of their shrinking done before they are made into garments. (I do this with denim, too. I wash it a bunch of times before I make it into anything because it seems like denim just keeps shrinking and shrinking.)
Anyway, I am super relieved that my top fits and I love it! The insides are beautifully finished with french seams, which makes me super happy. This floral is so pretty and I know that making it into a breezy summer tank means that it will get worn a lot. I love it paired with white shorts. I think it would also be really cute with some ankle length slim black pants– I need to add those to my sewing list!
I used some really fun buttons from Arrow Mountain on the back of this top. I am not sure that this particular style actually suits this floral fabric but I was really excited to use them so I went for it. I can always switch them out at some point if I find a better use for these.
The Trevi top is a new favorite and I definitely want to give the dress a try soon. (I finally got a bra with convertible straps. Crossing them in the back works perfectly for these cutaway shoulders!) Big thanks to Grace from Maker Mountain for supplying me with this beautiful fabric!