jenna By: jenna

colorblock top

Pattern: Simplicity 1969.

Fabric: neon yellow Kona cotton and "linen look" from Joann's.

Mods: colorblocking, added 2" to length, then hemmed back only .5", and used a straight hemline.


Sewing this top was pretty straightforward. I made my colorblocked fabric first (by sewing the fabrics together and topstitching), then cut the pattern and began sewing. I really liked the construction of this top. The neckline and shoulder yoke both have facings, which just makes things look so much better. I'd rather make facings than turning and stitching lots of little edges.


I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, and it's a pattern I'd sew again, maybe in a fabric with more drape. It's pretty sack-like, so you have to be into that sort of thing. Which I am. I think it has just enough detail in the pleats and shoulder construction to make it look cute and *maybe* not homemade? I can never tell.


I took my inspiration from this top:


...and this fabric:

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  • Carolyn PRO 3y

    OK srsly, Flickr is deleting my comments b/c I left a comment on this photo from my other account just about an hour ago. WTF< FLICKR?!?!
  • sweetpurls 3y

  • Ellen 3y

    Absolutely gorgeous!!
  • Jeka23 3y

    Nice Shot!
  • Bogdan & Delia Bratosin PRO 3y

  • Lizzie Lynne 3y

    Love, love, love this! It looks fantastic.
  • Dixie Davis PRO 3y

    I made this top in a print but never thought about color blocking - it's the perfect pattern for it, too. Fairly simple design and I love your combo of yellow and neutral. Awesome!
  • jenna PRO 3y

    Dixie Davis thanks! I decided to try the pattern after seeing your blog post! :)
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