I feel kind of like this shirt is my Moby Dick. I made it ages ago, but have yet to get a good picture of Miss M wearing it, partly because the weather has not been good this June (so there were few opportunities to wear a halter) and partly because she has become a bit more resistant to posing.
This pattern is a free one, and great for people just getting into sewing clothes. The construction is kind of nifty, and to keep it light and airy, the edges of the ruffle are left raw, but cut on the bias (diagonal) and secured with a seam to prevent too much fraying.
Pattern: Oliver + Ruffled Halter! FREE
Skill level: Novice (I am going to start saying Novice rather than beginner, because I work with very beginners just learning to thread machines and sew straight, and I wouldn’t suggest they tackle this kind of pattern)
Fabric:Some kind of green dot thing; can’t remember where; feels lighter than a quilting cotton. Quite possibly not 100% cotton.
Time: I can’t remember now, but in the range of 2 hours.