More of Ivy’s spring clothing today. This time, it’s the Lina Retro Girls Shirt.
The Lina is a new English release this week at Näh Connection. Originally published in German by Kibadoo, the Lina is a unique spin on the classic tee.
The patterns features a few options for sleeve, hem, and the front panel, or bib. For this tee, I went with the puffed short sleeves, a solid bib, and the longer straight hem. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, and Ivy has requested a few more, so I think I can call this pattern a win.
It was a pretty quick sew, with just a few extra steps beyond a traditional tee. However, you can use this pattern to make a traditional tee, or add even more details and style. There’s long and short sleeves, puffed or traditional cut sleeves, banded hem or longer hemline, bib or no bib or collared bib. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure tee!
When I showed Ivy the pattern, and some of the tester photos online, she got excited and started telling me all the fabric combinations she wanted. We went down to my knit stash, where she picked out this tiger face print that I paired with a navy solid. I love the fierce tigers on such a feminine top. It really suits this little girl’s personality so well!
The back of the top is just a solid piece, making the pattern a fantastic scrap-buster for the front bib insert and sleeves. Especially if you don’t go for puffed sleeves.
Though I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to go for puffed sleeves?! (insert Anne of Green Gables quote here)
The patterns used were provided as part of the Näh Connection Ambassador program