Valencia Version 1

While I was waiting for my fabric to arrive, I decided to go ahead and test out New Horizon’s Valencia Top. There were a lot of different options for this shirt, but settled on a color blocked, short sleeved top with a curved hem. Since most of my (accessible) stash is pretty limited at the moment, I decided to use the same pink double brushed poly print that I used for the Discoverer Tee and Loggers, as well as a brushed gray cotton knit (that I am pretty sure I got from GorgeousFabrics several years ago).

Sewing this one up was great – the instructions were easy to follow and the pieces came together perfectly. If I had to complain about anything it’s that the curved hem is so deep (1″) that it makes it difficult to press up, but honestly it wasn’t hard, it’s just that I couldn’t use Ezy Hem tool (if you don’t own one, you need to try it… it’s life changing!).

As for the fit, I like it! It’s not body-hugging, but it’s not quite relaxed either (relaxed is in the description of this pattern)… it’s somewhere in between. Plus I really like this color block option – there’s so many possibilities! With that said, I see a lot more of the Valencia in my future!