A summer herringbone top

Lizzie Lenard has just become a fan of the new Calluna Herringbone (“it gives a very smart look to a garment”). Her aim was to make best use of a metre to make an adult’s garment, and she had just the tiniest amount of the Harebell material left over.

“It has been a great pleasure sewing with it. It was because I knew the cotton would hang well in gathers that I made a point of testing it with pleats.  Top marks, it holds a beautiful crease.”

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Read all about the process in detail on her vintage sewing website and see more chat about the top, and vintage sewing more generally, on the fascinating We Sew Retro blog.