sharon’s verdun with v-notched back neckline

Sharon from the Advisors Circle is back on the blog today. You might remember her previous posts about her Grecian-inspired Marais Dress or her pretty smocked Chai Tee. Today she’s talking about her modified Verdun Woven T-Shirt.

I was so excited for the Verdun Woven T-Shirt pattern to release last autumn and couldn’t wait to sew up some summer tops. I decided to make a modification on the back to add a V-shaped notch. I love this detail of the blouse and fell in love with a blouse on Liesl ‘s Pinterest board that had the V on the back of the blouse instead of the front.

Make a statement summer top with a pretty V cutout in the back neckline.

The pattern comes with a V neckline, so it was easy to modify it for my vision. To move the V shape to the back neckline, I made a new back facing pattern piece by combining the existing back facing pattern piece with the front V notch.

I found the fit of this pattern to be relaxed and comfortable for a woven pattern. I graded it up two sizes from the underarm to the hem as I have extra curves in stomach/hip area. I love being able to print out the pattern with a D cup size. No FBA needed!

The Verdun Woven T-Shirt pattern is a perfect base for customization.

I used a lighter weight cotton that has a lovely drape. It is very breathable, which is perfect for me as I tend to overheat in the summer. This blouse has already become a favorite of mine. I will be making up one more short sleeve version and will be trying out the long sleeve version as well.

Sew a breezy woven summer top with the Verdun Woven T-Shirt pattern.

The Verdun is a no-fuss pattern and I was able to make it an afternoon, even including time to make a muslin first. I highly recommend the Verdun to a beginner for all these reasons.


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  1. Lisa

    Really pretty! I love the back notch detail and am going to try making one like this for my spring/summer wardrobe

  2. Diane Doherty

    Nice pattern. Just eyeballing the fit, you could pinch out a couple horizontal wrinkles underarm/bust area. Also a 1” back swayback adjustment….then the fit will be stellar! Enjoy wearing it!

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