|Santa Monica Tee pattern Worn With Anthropolie-Inspired Bolero Jacket|
|Anthropolie-Inspired Bolero Jacket, Back View.|
|Front View of Anthro Bolero, with Vogue Fabric buttons.|
|Crochet Detail, Anthro Bolero. Santa Monica Tee pattern, Spandex House stretch lace|
|Santa Monica Tee top worn with RW summer top|
|Another view. Shot Taken at Vogue Fabrics, Evanston, IL|
|Same Deal. Selvedge become sleeve and bodice hem. No hemming!|
|Worn With Stitch in Time Sweater Sun-Ray Ribbing, which I put on backwards|
- Textile Studios is no longer in business, but you can still find the pattern online. Google it. I think it's still at Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL. At least I hope it is because I cut this pattern out in size XS...and I need to bump up a couple sizes for more ease.
- This pattern is serger-ready. In fact, are in "serger-ese," however I sewed it using the Viking Husvarna in Vogue's sewing room. I rented the room as part of the store's Sewing Salong. $5 for the entire day!
- This top could easily be sewn in an hour. Yes, an hour. There's a dart at the top of each sleeve, once done, you attach sleeves to the bodice, stitch up the sides. Done.
- Speed up the process by using scallops or selvedge edge as your hem.