Sunny Day to All,
I am excited to share this beautiful simple top that I made on Friday night. I made a commitment to sew garments that I can actually wear on a daily basis throughout the year. I had a brunch date scheduled with my girls on Saturday Morning and thought, why not sew a cute top to wear on this sunny Saturday. Simplicity 8602 was perfect; simple pattern with minor details. I had this fabric that I purchased from Gstreet Fabric in Maryland. It is a plaid rayon knit fabric. I love this top. It is very comfortable and can be dressed up or down depending on the event. In the pics below, I chose to pair it with some jeans, blue heels (Old, can't remember where I got them from), my Aldo white purse (Click Here) and my Ray Ban Sunglasses. Of course, I made a matching scarf to add a little spice to the outfit.
As I promised in my IG video, here are some pics of the final look. Enjoy these few pictures and don't forget to say hello!
Ok.... Enough of the Jacket! Now time to actually share the top :-)
About the Pattern
Simplicity 8602 was very easy. If you are looking for a quick easy top, this is a great choice. I made view A and cut size 14. I usually wear a 6 on regular clothes. This is definitely a beginner friendly pattern. I did not make any alterations. For my case, I used a plaid fabric so there were some additional steps in order to match the lines, but if you are using another type of fabric where matching lines are not necessary, it is straight to the point. The instructions were easy to follow and I will make this again very soon. Happy Sewing to You!!!
Sunny Day to All,
This year has already been so much better than 2018. I have already made several posts on my blog meaning that I have been sewing much more than usual. Having a demanding full time job does not allow me to be as creative as I would like. However, I am determined to get better at this. The dedication is there, I just need to keep pushing.
One of my goals for 2019 is to build my wardrobe one garment at a time. I have always concentrated on making outfits for the many events I get invited to. This year, I am trying something a little different. The month of March is dedicated to making separates. This will allow me to wear them more often on a daily basis. This top was made using McCall 7621. I used this beautiful sweater knit and it came out perfect. I can see myself wearing this to run my errands on a regular Saturday. Let's say I plan on wearing this throughout the remainder of winter and throughout the spring. I paired it with some Old Navy Jeans and my lace up chunky heels boots (those are old). Enjoy these few pics!
About the Pattern
This pattern was originally a dress. Since my March 2019 is dedicated to making separates, I altered the pattern by just making a shorter version. It is very easy and extremely quick to make. I made View A and cut size medium. By the way, I wear a 6 in regular clothing size. The only reason why I would hesitate to refer this pattern to a beginner is because of the Turtle/Vneck part. It can be a little tricky for a beginner but with patience, it can be done. I had to take my time to get it right. It came out perfect. I would definitely make this again as a dress very soon.
Sewing is my therapy...
I developed the passion for sewing about 2 years ago. Follow my journey as a seamstress who is determine to make her entire wardrobe one garment at a time. Thanks for stopping by!