Monday 2 June 2008

Hot Patterns Weekender Sunshine Tops

There is a stash contest just starting at Pattern Review and although I won't be officially taking part I am going to try and do a bit of fabric and pattern stash reduction. This will probably make for a very eclectic collection of garments, in complete contrast to my recent disciplined mini wardrobe sewing so it will be interesting to see what comes out of this little experiment and what patterns I discover.

I have a decent collection of Hot Patterns and this is the first one I have made I'm slightly embarrassed to say. I thought I'd start with something quick and simple and this certainly was. I am surprised how much I like it, in fact I love it and I don't know why it has taken me so long to get around to making it. It feels very RTW and the scoop neck is the perfect shape and depth. The pattern comes with a few variations in lengths and sleeves and also suggests adding beading to the neckline so it begs to be made again.

But I am going to save that project for a short while and venture into new, as yet unknown territory for my next project.


  1. it may seem quick but its cute, I love the gathers on the neckline, looks great on you

  2. Very cute top. I should consider making up my pattern...some day. ;o)

  3. How stylish! I have some knit fabric on this same color!

  4. Nice! And the colour is really pretty too.