After fighting with the fit of Mitch's pants for 2 weeks, I wanted to quick project that wouldn't require any fitting. When Andrea released the Casual Lady top, I knew I had my project.
Not only was this the perfect, easy project, proceeds from the pattern sale benefit young mothers trying to escape the sex trade, so not only do you get a fun sewing project, you do some good as well. The pattern is designed for fairly stable knits with good recovery. I chose a mint green rib knit that while fairly beefy, probably was a little more unstable than was ideal for the pattern.
The top is very simple - just 4 four pattern pieces, and goes together very quickly. There are a few other kimono sleeve tee patterns out there, but this one is a little different in that the neckline is finished with a facing rather than a band or binding. In general, I really hate facings, particularly on knits. There I said it. But they do have their place, and look quite polished when done right.