Gilbert Top Washed Linen

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Washed Linen Gilbert Top

Sometimes a fabric and a pattern are a match made in heaven! We love working with this washed linen from Blackbird Fabrics and we especially love it for our Gilbert Top! Speaking of perfect matches, we also love how Gilbert pairs with our Arden Pants. We actually had this in mind when we were designing both of these patterns!

Gilbert Top Washed Linen
Gilbert Top Washed Linen
Gilbert Top Washed Linen
Gilbert Top Washed Linen

A while back I made a dusty pink washed linen version and my mother in law, Laurie, wore it in our Arden Pants photoshoot! I adore this whole look and I knew a second washed linen Gilbert was in my future.

Arden Pants Sewing Pattern by Helen's Closet Patterns

I chose this beautiful chartreuse color for this Gilbert. It is a little outside my color comfort zone but I love the vibrant hue and it feels super modern in this rumpled washed linen. This is View A of Gilbert with no adjustments!

Gilbert Top Washed Linen
Gilbert Top Washed Linen
Gilbert Top Washed Linen
Gilbert Top Washed Linen
Gilbert Top Washed Linen
Gilbert Top Washed Linen

For my pants, I used our Arden Pants pattern and sewed up view C in this mid-weight windowpane linen. I LOVE these pants! they get loads of wear and they match my studio, too.

I wanted to take this chance to share some news with you, too. Sam and I added a furry friend to our little family this summer! Meet Emma. She’s a cuddly Rottweiler with a heart of gold. She’s three and a half and her three favorite things are snacks, treats, and food. We are so smitten with her and I’m sure you will be seeing more of her in future posts!

Gilbert Top Washed Linen
Gilbert Top Washed Linen
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Helen

Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

19 Comments on “Washed Linen Gilbert Top”

  1. Love your shirt and pants combo. They look great on you. I have both patterns and now that I’ve seen yours, I definitely want to make them both. Congratulations on the cuddly new addition to your family.

  2. I need to place an order for your patterns. I love the Gilbert top, I would have to make it without the tie and perhaps lengthen it a bit to make it appropriate for work.

    1. Thank you! It’s an easy change to make, there is even a longer length provided in the pattern as well as a longer sleeve option!

    2. Thank you! It’s an easy change to make, there is even a longer length provided in the pattern as well as a longer sleeve option!

  3. I love the combo of the chartreuse and the black and white!!! Looks amazing. Congrats on the new family addition

  4. love these patterns and your outfit..but I want to talk a min about your beautiful Emma.. of course you are smitten!! As you already know, love quotient bumped up though the roof w this precious addition to your family.. congratulations!!..I couldn’t be happier for you and Sam!

  5. I’ve been so bored that I’ve been rummaging around my remnants & stash and sewing all kinds of things out of my comfort zone for colour or garment. And surprisingly all of them have become fav’s. We should all get out of our comfort zones.

  6. Look at that pattern matching on those pants! Looks like a sweet pet addition to the fam. I have almost all of your patterns and I am an avid listener of your podcast since the beginning. I enjoy you and Caroline’s laughter. It makes me smile as I listen. Keep up the joy. We need it in this world today.

  7. You look fabulous in this outfit. I have now obtained both patterns from Foldline in the UK, as I don’t like sticking the A4 sheets together myself. I have managed to get some of the windowpane fabric to match your Arden trousers, which look wonderful on you by the way, and will make a cerise Gilbert to go with them. Can’t wait to get started. Thank you for the fantastic patterns and for sharing your makes.

    1. Those are wonderful fabric choices and I’m so excited to see how they all come together! Happy sewing, Diana!

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