A little while ago, my mum gave me one of her favourite tops which had started to look a bit shabby and asked me whether I could make her a similar top, because she loved the cut of it so much. (If it’s family that asks I can somehow never say ‘no’ to odd sewing favours.) Her birthday was this week and just in the nick of time I managed to come up with this little navy number, which was drafted and sewn last weekend. It fits her beautifully and she was super happy with her new ‘old’ top.
The top is sleeveless, cut in an hourglass-shape and has a box pleat in the front. The cowl neck is attached separately. The hem is brought in form with an elastic band. The armholes are bias-bound.
I used navy blue Lycra jersey fabric (which almost looks a bit like lightweight bathing suit fabric) and used the wrong side, so that the slightly shiny side is on the inside. This way around it almost has a cooling effect and is super comfy to wear in this hot weather we have at the moment. I love the result and was almost a bit sad that it wasn’t for me. Luckily, I have loads of the fabric left and am already dreaming about making a navy cowl neck dress.
Hopefully, I’ll get around to sharing this pattern with you at some point in the future! It could look really nice as a long-sleeved or 3/4-sleeved shirt for autumn. What do you think?
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