Pattern: modified Grainline Scout Tee
Fabric: 2 yds gauze
Last week was my birthday! (26!) To celebrate, of course, I had to make myself a new top.
I bought this gauze on a whim, and I love how flowy and ethereal it looks. It's really easy to wear, and supremely comfortable. The only thing that got me in trouble was when I dipped the end in BBQ sauce at my party.
To make the ruffle, I cut off the Scout Tee pattern at the waist and added a gathered rectangle that was as wide as I could cut it. Sew, hem, try not to stretch the crinkly fabric out too much, and done in a few hours. The garment is sewn with french seams throughout, my absolute favorite way to finish a woven top.
For the Fourth of July weekend, we headed down to my childhood home in Santa Cruz, drank margaritas, entered the annual sand castle contest and, of course, posed for blog pictures in the garden.
Here's hoping this next year brings as much joy as the last one!