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colorblock top | by small::bird
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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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Taken on April 15, 2012