Helen’s Closet Reynolds Top

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It snowed this week, so of course, I made a linen tank top! (My mood in these pictures is “Brrr!”)

This is the Helen’s Closet Reynolds Top. The pattern released last summer, I think? I always like this style but didn’t end up sewing it before fall set in. I picked up this lightweight linen last summer too.

I chose to sew a size 22 in the B cup range. That was NOT the right size to pick!

The bust was too big, which reminded me that the Ashton also gave me the same fit problems. I need a petite adjustment above the bust with Helen’s Closet sleeveless patterns, and I should grade down in the bust. I was hoping that I could shorten the straps to avoid all that, but ended up needing to take the side seams at the bust in 1″ as well.

That’s still a lot of bra showing! I lengthened the top about 1.5″ and brought in the front straps .5″. Like I said, 22B was not the right size!

However, I wore the top today under a cardigan, and felt happy and cute! The beauty of sewing is that no one but your sewing friends will ever know all the adjustments you made or wish you’d made. All people see if a garment better than you could find in stores!

Are you sewing for the new season yet? I hope new weather brings you renewed sewjo!

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