Ok, so I'm going to preface this by saying I took a lot of photos of me wearing this top - for some reason when I uploaded them to my computer they seemed to get deleted. I was planning on re-taking them but the lighting hasn't been great and I really wanted to share this make. So apologies for that.
Like a lot of people I jumped straight in to buying the latest Sew Over It City Break e-book. It's the first pattern book from the company and contains 5 downloadable patterns to create the perfect capsule wardrobe for that city break, or indeed any time!
As you know from my previous post I'm currently dabbling with the idea of creating the perfect capsule wardrobe. I still have a way to go - especially because I'm still experimenting with my 'style' but this book seemed like the perfect addition to my library!
From the get go I fell in love with the range of patterns, especially the Lola coat - those front panels **love**. I also loved the Molly top. I've being lusting after the perfect jersey top for a long time now. I did originally buy the Agnes top by Tilly and the buttons but I haven't been all that inspired to make it yet. Whereas this top went straight to the top of the 'to-sew' pile.
I picked up some stripped jersey from fabric land. I can't remember how much it was but it wasn't too much. I've not really sewed a lot of items with stripes thus far, which is strange because I used to live in striped tops. I guess the idea of pattern matching was quite daunting!
Anyway - this top was a breeze to make. I sewed it all on my overlocker and not counting the cutting out, I made it in an evening in between cooking dinner. The perfect project! This is the first project that I've ever made without looking at the instructions too. It's very straight forward. A great beginner project.
I initially made the size 16 but wasn't happy with the amount of ease so took the side seams in a little. The next time I make it I think I make up the size 14 or even smaller.
There isn't really much more to say about this beauty except that I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to make more. I think next time I'd like a navy stripe and maybe even a plain version... Decisions decisions!