So I'm working on a bit of a 'basics' project to fill the gaps whilst keeping a capsule idea in mind. Looking at my wardrobe, most of my clothes are in the pink to purple colour range so I need to look at co-ordinating and contrasting colours which fit with those so that each 'basic' I make can be teamed with as many things I've already made as possible.
With that in mind, I went looking for patterns full of options, patterns which I could make lots from but all be different and very quickly came across the Dublin Dolman pattern by New Horizons. Literally PACKED with options, it was the perfect start!
Although the Portlanders I made are patterned, their design is beautifully simple so I felt the top I pair with them could be a little more detailed in design which drew me to the gathered V neck option. I found some drapey lemon rayon lycra in my stash which would suit the gathers in the neckline and also matched in pretty well to the yellow in the shorts and so, I had my plan.
You can get the Dublin Dolman pattern HERE, the Portlander Shorts Pattern HERE and the rayon jersey fabric I used HERE!
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