All posts tagged “tops

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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

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Winter Merino Tops

Winter clothing is always jeans for me. I often can’t be bothered with fussy tights and dresses when the wind is howling and it’s raining yet again. So, desperate for warmer tops, I dug out some merino fabric. Being warm, breathable and lightweight, it’s the… Read More

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Neon Briar by Megan Nielsen

I love colour and usually the brighter the better. But it’s entirely possible that I’ve just found my limit. This fabric is a hi-viz pink merino from The Fabric Store and it’s great for a blast of colour. It almost assaults my wintery, sun-starved eyes… Read More

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Belcarra Blouse by Sewaholic

This is a versatile little number that I hope will become a wardrobe staple. It’s the ever popular Belcarra Blouse by Sewaholic Patterns. Designed for woven fabrics, it features a raglan sleeve with turned up cuffs and relaxed fit with subtle shaping at the waist.

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Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank

In my pursuit of finding the perfect tank top pattern, I caved in and bought Grainline’s Tiny Pocket Tank pattern. Oh man, I’m not gonna lie … it was a tough road. This pattern has some quirks and fixing them did my head in. There were… Read More

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Self Drafted Tank Top

So you know that top I wore in my pleated skirt tutorial? It’s my latest attempt to self-draft a tank top pattern for myself; my first version was too snug in the body for my liking and I really wanted a more relaxed fit.

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Vintage Style Bow Tie Blouse

Second hand patterns are a cheap way to add to your sewing pattern arsenal. I’ll often dig through for a sleeve design that I like or a certain silhouette. I got lucky with this pattern though and loved the whole look!

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Old for New

 The top on the left had been such a favourite of mine. It flattered, disguised flaws and was gorgeous to wear. It seems I wore it too much though and the fabric began to disintegrate. Farewell dear friend.