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Patrones top

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.


  1. Nice looking top - I look forward to seeing the dress.

  2. I love a cowl top. Both of yours are lovely.

  3. I really like your top in the knit fabric. I think I prefer it in a knit actually, although the original looks more dressy - horses for courses? Great minds think alike - I've recently done something similar with a tunic pattern. If you don't look at my stitching I might do a show and tell!

  4. What a lovely cowl, not too deep or too wide.

  5. Ooooh, I love the next generation top you just made!

  6. Love the colours, Sigrid! It's a very pretty top - can't wait to see the dress!

  7. Sounds like you are having the same weather in the Netherlands as we are having here in the UK. Where did the sun go?
    Both your tops are pretty. I particularly like the blue, knit one.

  8. Lovely top Sigrid. I hope you get some summer weather soon!

  9. Lovely print! I have a thing for cowls too, something about them is so flattering! This looks great on you.

  10. The print is fantastic! Really nice cowl top -- hopefully the weather will cooperate soon so you can wear it out!

  11. I love your top. Pauline turned me onto your blog. smile


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