This is the Lou Box Top from Sew DIY (made perviously HERE). I love this pattern because it's easy wearing and infinitely versatile. For this version I lengthened the whole thing by 1", and made the neckline 1/4" bigger (or was it 1/2") all the way round.
Joann. I wasn't really sure this fabric was my thing, but it was blue, and a natural fiber, so I bought it anyway. I only bought a yard, because I wasn't really sure it was my thing. Normally, a yard is enough for a Box Top, and a flag to wave beside. While at the cutting table I failed to consider that the stripes should match at the shoulder seam, and it is an awfully large repeat. I didn't have enough fabric. My solution was to make the bottom part of the back as long as possible, then make up the rest with a perpendicular stripe across the shoulder. To celebrate my mistake (and hopefully make it seem intentional) I let the back opening be as long as the upper panel.
french seaming the Lou Box Top on the Sew DIY Blog.
As with all Box Tops I wear this a ton. So much that I didn't feel the need to share it the first time I wore it in May, knowing I would wear it again (and again, and again), probably with the exact same favorite skinny jeans. Coincidently, the bottom of the back opening is as long as it can possibly be without showing my bra strap, which leads me to my 4th variation on the Lou Box Top...
Pattern: Lou Box Top from SewDIY
Fabric: Linen Stripe (not on website) from Joann Fabrics