colorblock top

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    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:

    rachellake, 100% pura lana, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. GirlReaction Crafts 36 months ago | reply

      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?!?!

    2. sqEEQ 36 months ago | reply

      Absolutely gorgeous!!

    3. Lizzie Lynne 36 months ago | reply

      Love, love, love this! It looks fantastic.

    4. dixiediy 36 months ago | reply

      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!

    5. small::bird 36 months ago | reply

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

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