What do you do when it’s pouring with rain and the wind is blowing like it’s deep fall? Sew a summer top!
Two years ago (already that long ago??) I made this Patrones top and posted in this post.
The pattern is made for a woven fabric, cut on the bias. I bought a knit fabric this spring (Amsterdam fabric market on Monday again) for a summer dress.
Thought I might have enough fabric for a sleeveless summer dress and a top. I love cowl neck tops and remembered this pattern. Tried it with this as the result. I had to take it in on the sides and perhaps took a bit too much out the back. My fabric is thin and has a lot of stretch. The bias cut woven top was just right, but in a knit less ease was necessary. What a difference a fabric makes.
I couldn't cut the back on the fold, there is a seam there. Nothing to worry about. The dress is cut out as well, hope to make that this weekend. This top was a one-hour project. It brigthened my mind a bit (which was necessary too). The colors in the fabric are black, white, blues and greens, it doesn’t show too well on the screen.