Today Erin is here showing why the Shoreline Boatneck is such a great top – this one is perfect with jeans but would be great for work too.
I pretty much always sew with knits as they are just so soft and wearable. However, when I saw the Shoreline Boatneck top could be made with a woven, my interest peaked. The silhouette is very similar to a couple of my favorite work tops that are sadly getting worn out (or rather just over worn) so I thought it would be great to add another top into my work wardrobe rotation.
I used a silky soft fabric I picked up in the spring from Colorado Fabrics. Seriously, this fabric is like butta and has an amazing drape. I tried to pay extra attention the print when I cut my pattern pieces to avoid some sort of unfortunate fabric print placement that can sometimes happen with busy prints and I'm pretty pleased with the results.
I cut the size small even though my bust measurement fell within the x-small size because I was using a woven. Plus, I figured it's easier to take things in than to let things out. I'm really glad I cut a size up because the fit is spot on.
I will definitely be making this pattern again. How cute would it be with a peter pan collar or a back keyhole?!