Heeeelllo! It’s been a while (well, not too long actually) since my last garment post as I am about to start a new job which is keeping me quite busy at the moment. But nevertheless, I have been sewing like a maniac. I just simply couldn’t get around to take pics for the blog because of a) nightshifts and b) everything always being in the laundry (because I love wearing it so much).
Partly due to my new position, I decided I urgently needed more handmade separates. All I ever seem to sew are dresses (at least that’s the impression I get whenever I need something causal to wear). Too many pretty dresses! So separates it is. The first (of my many new tops and blouses) is the BHL Polly top which you can download for free (yay for freebies!) The BHL ladies also have made the cutest sewalong video for this project.
I used two stash fabrics (again! hooray!), both cotton and of similar weight. The top is really easy to sew and quite suitable for beginners. However, I’m not too happy about the fit. Normally, the BHL patterns fit me perfectly, but the top turned out to be really large (I cut out a size 10). I don’t mind that too much, though, since it’s a summer top and summer tops shouldn’t be too tight anyway. But I will cut out a smaller size the next time I make this top.I have worn this top already and will probably make more. I’m also a big fan of BHL lady Victoria’s Polly pattern hack (she made a dress)! So maybe you’ll see a Polly Dress soon 😉
The only thing keeping me from making more Pollys at the moment is the Lottie blouse pattern. I somehow fell in love with blouses recently (I don’t know why, I’ve never been a big fan of blouses – maybe it’s the weather!) and just finished my third Lottie blouse. To make the next few blog posts less boring, I will also throw in some Mimis (from Tilly’s book). I’m excited to share these blouses with you. All I can say now is, it includes elephants and scottie dogs.
I went fabric shopping with Dani this week and am almost half-way through my new fabrics with all these blouses in the making (I should get a medal for all this stash dieting!).
Have you made the Polly top? What’s your favourite summer pattern?
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4 thoughts on “BHL Polly Top – Separates here I come!”
Your polly top looks really nice – I’m looking forward to seeing your Lottie blouses – I’ve just got the patterns and am looking forward to making it myself.
Lovely!!! Thanks for the link to the free pattern too:)
Great version and it doesn’t look too big from thtpe photos. I love how you have mixed the two fabrics.
Really like this version – I have the pattern but am trying to decide which fabric to use!