This is my third Lane to sew up, it’s one of my very favorite women’s patterns. This time I used a fabulous French terry from Fabric.com. I love the texture of the “loopy” side of the fabric, so I used that as the outside, and the “smooth” side for inside and at the neckband.
It just has a great weave, the texture is fantastic. It makes this Lane look more like a sweater
I also skipped the cuffs and the hem band, lengthening both the sleeves and the body length. I went with a size larger than the other two Lanes I’ve sewn up. The combination of the larger size and the long sleeves/body makes this a comfortable, casual fall top. But I can also layer it with a button down or some fancier jewelry to dress it up.
Every time I’ve sewn the Lane, I think that the next time, I’m going to make the neck a little more narrow. And then I forget. It’s a pretty open neck, which is fun, but I’d like it to come in just a bit more. So next time, I’m making the neck a little smaller. If I remember.