I love a quick sewing fix, doesn’t everyone? But this little top is even better as it only requires one metre of fabric!
I’ve had the Simplicity 6217 in my stash forever and I don’t even know where it came from (probably one of those freebies in a sewing mag) anyway, it had been left at the bottom of the pattern pile because I thought that it just wasn’t my kind of thing. Well, the picture is hardly inspiring is it? But then I happened to see this cute little top made up by handmadejane and my head was turned! They say never judge a book by it’s cover…
As I said before, this pattern only requires one metre of fabric, some thread and one button. There are only three pieces to cut out which makes it a really swift sew and perfect for that ‘quick fix!’ I used this lovely blue viscose that has tiny yellow and white feathers all over it and finished it off with a yellow vintage button at the back. It only took a couple of hours to cut out and sew – speedy indeed!
I love this top as it goes well with circle skirts and tucked into my Freddie’s of Pinewood high-waist jeans. I’ve already made another one out of a border print fabric (which you can see on my Instagram here) and I know that I’ll be making more of them as the loose fit will be perfect for summer.
So, my advice:
Always look at the line drawing before you make a hasty decision about a pattern. You never know, the perfect garment could be lurking deep in the depths of your pattern pile!
Oh, and wear a Erstwilder brooch at every possible opportunity! 😉
Until next time!