All posts tagged “tops

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Sway Top by Papercut Patterns

I’ve been gushing over this sulphur yellow linen for weeks. My wardrobe needs more colour diversity and this is the perfect antidote. Sourced from the lovely Emma at Miss Maude Sewing, this linen has a slub texture and the yellow has the slightest of green undertones.… Read More

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Pancake Blouse by Waffle Patterns

There’s just enough winter left here to enjoy a cosy flannelette shirt and I adore this fun, boxy version by Waffle Patterns. This is the Pancake Blouse, which actually comes as a straight hem, hip-length pattern. But Yuki also provides a free downloadable hack for… Read More

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Mila Shirt 2.0

Well, I couldn’t help myself. I had to make another Mila Shirt! I love my red Mila and it turns out casual shirts are my jam. Structured yet good for everyday wear, which pretty much sums up my current style. This time I used white cotton lawn… Read More

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Cocoon Cardi by Jalie

It’s nearly halfway through winter here in NZ and I’m hankering for more cosy, casual layers. Introducing, the Cocoon Cardigan by Jalie. It’s slouchy, relaxed and sews up super quick, pairing perfectly over my growing collection of merino tops . I was feeling rebellious when I made this and ignored… Read More

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Mila Shirt by Itch to Stitch

As a teenager, I once bought a drab nude-coloured shirt from an op-shop and dyed it army green. I didn’t yet understand the challenges of dying polyester, so that dye always blotched and ran in the rain. But the shirt fit like a dream and I wore it anyway, blotches… Read More

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Summer Kimono Jacket

Kimono jackets are quick to make and simple to wear. This one has already been in serious rotation this summer! After scouring Pinterest, I found a free tutorial for a kimono jacket via Elle Apparel and then this colourful poly chiffon in a local store. It… Read More

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Linen Peplum

Sometimes a design idea launches itself at you and demands to be made. Demands, I tell you! It’s mostly why I began sewing in the first place, just to shut it up. This linen peplum top was one of those lightening strikes. I craved drama, structure and a… Read More

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Inari Tee by Named Clothing

The Inari Tee by Named Clothing. It looks like a boxy top but is actually beautifully fitted, which makes it flattering in all the right places. Not that I’ve made the dress version yet, mind you.

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Ella Top by Liola Patterns

I needed a ‘palate cleanser’ between a couple of big makes. Something that was uncomplicated, casual and suited to fabric that I wouldn’t cry about if failure hit. This is the Ella Top by Liola Patterns, which is available via Indiesew. I made it using this… Read More