Summer is in full force here in Florida! Time to get sewing light and airy pieces to get me through the heat. A few months ago I ordered this Peachy Keen Linen Knit from Marcy Tilton (sadly Out of Stock) after winning a gift card from one of her Facebook contests. I chose a few basics I needed and splurged on a gorgeous blue marbled silk and this knit. The pattern is Lekala 5899. I’ve had it in my stash for ages but I’ve never given it a go until now. The way the corners are sewn together to form the drape at the sides is so lovely. Very simple but dramatic!
Pattern- Lekala 5899
Fabric- Marcy Tilton Peachy Keen Linen Knit (OOS)
Simple is just what I need with the kids home for the summer. I’m busy planning out activities(parks, gardens, museums ,beaches plus visits with the grandparents) and busy work to keep the kiddos (and me) happy and sane. We shopped for workbooks and new writing journals plus checked out new library books today so we’re all set! Plus we just put a second offer down on a home here in Plantation- fingers crossed! We should find out in a few days.
Sewing this up was a breeze. I cut the back in two pieces to get everything to fit (the pattern is quite wide) and then sewed it up on my Juki serger. I finished it with bias turned to the inside for the neck and arms.
This is one of my favorite new makes. It’s a bit sheer but fine with a neutral bra or a tank underneath depending on what I’m wearing it with. It’s perfect summer wear, lightweight, breezy and elegant. I need more knits like this in my wardrobe. The fabric has a slight sheen to it that elevates the look.
I’m wearing it here with my White Linen Holly pants. White linen makes everything look fab! Happy Summer Sewing!
Beautiful tunic! Love the pattern and how the fabric highlights it’s drapey-ness :) I have downloaded a couple of patterns from Lekala but I haven’t made them up yet. I’m so intrigued with having patterns already in my size! I’ll have to get to those soon :)
Thanks Kathleen! It’s a great pattern! I do love the custom measurements. So far all the Lekala patterns I’ve used have fit wonderfully.