The Iris Top is best made with a light to medium weight fabric with some drape. The Iris Top screamed tropical vacation to me and I immediately reached for this tropical crepe I had in my stash.
I love wild prints like this and the mix of colors feel so tropical. I even already had the perfect pants to match. I made these Zen pants - pattern by 5 out of 4 - a year ago using a light lavender supplex.
For the Iris Top, you will need a lot of bias trim for the hem. I would highly recommend making your own out of the fabric you are using. The bias trim is not only visible when you are finished, but store bought trim never seems to have as good of stretch as when I make it myself. Store bought trim often is very stiff unless you buy the rayon bias tape.
I am 5' tall and I took 2" out of the length of the Iris Top pattern. At this length I could wear this top with leggings.
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