What is your signature style? Are you into dresses or skirts? Jeans n tees? Heels or flats?
I am a jeans and t-shirt type of girl. Always have been. Almost to a fault, but when I wake up that’s what I’m looking to grab – a cute/comfy pair of jeans, a fashionable top, jacket and most likely some flats or one of my latest obsessions – booties!
Since I’ve been on this mission to ‘make my wardrobe’ I’ve been looking for patterns that really suit my personality and things that I know I’ll wear, come rain or shine! Naturally, I went to my trusty Vogue/McCalls Patterns for some inspiration and came across this pattern. Another ‘very easy vogue‘ pattern, which means minimal pattern pieces and not a whole lot of thinking.
Note for Beginners: Typically, very easy Vogue patterns are very easy to construct, with very little room for question.
- I cut a size 10, View A
- I used some faux leather from Joann’s for the front pieces from my stash.
- Another stash find – I used some stretchy knit fabric that I’ve been wanting to use for the longest, for the remainder of the pieces.
- Matching thread
This project came together pretty quickly. The instructions are to the point and very easy to follow. One word of advice – don’t iron leather. 🙂
Anyways. The fabric I used was so soft. It’s perfect for a shirt/top.
Please note that when I started this project, it was late. And I was sleepy. I made it to the final step of adding the waistband and after a few attempts, fabric around the seams became a little worn. I decided that I needed to add some length to the band, so that I won’t have any trouble stretching it out to match up and around the bottom of the bodice. My stretchy knit was just that. Stretchy. And after so many stretches, the top was… well, stretched. You understand!
I added about 2 inches to the length of the band and 2-3 inches in width. It worked perfectly.
Does the outcome look like the picture? Yes, it looks identical.
Would I recommend this pattern to others? Yes, it’s a great weekend project if you need something quick or just want something easy to sew! This pattern is perfect for beginners.
Do you plan to make this again? Yes!! In different colors and combinations. I think the leather definitely dresses this top up, so pairing this with matching slacks for work or even some coordinating track pants would work too. I will be making a pair to wear with this top soon…
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