well, in this case, i knew exactly what it could become and that it would be useful in my closet. i had donated a piece recently, and i had noted wanting a piece or two that would make leggings more of an option. the fabric is 100% linen in a color that fits my aesthetic and style. it is a whole different feeling to buy the fabric, make this top, and not feel a bit of guilt or uncertainty over adding it to my simple wardrobe. i know it will be worn and loved.
pattern: improvised by tracing and tweaking an existing top
don't tell my planned for white linen top, but i might even like this one better. :) they'll both get plenty of love.