Which top to sew in which fabric?

26 Jul

Whilst waiting for a response to a problem this week my sewing was stalled and so I got to thinking about what else I could make.  The weather here is hot and I fancy making a top or two for me.  Yesterday I pulled out my Sorbetto pattern which I’ve made 3 times before and the Meghan Peasant which I’d not yet made.

It was the last day of school so I just had my boy at home, I cut the Meghan out of a vintage sheet that was too worn for the shop and stitched it up to check for fit and to see whether I actually like the style.  My son thought it was beautiful, even in a worn out vintage sheet!

So today I’ve pull out the stash of AMH voile that I’ve had for over a year and dithered about which print to use for which top.  I prewashed 3 pieces and they were dry within a hour in the hot sun!

I’ve got just enough of this print to make a Sorbetto:


I’m debating whether to lengthen it slightly, what to do with the front pleat (leave it out, reverse it…) and also need to decide on what to use for the bias binding.  It is now the school holidays but I know from experience it’s a fairly quick sew, so I’m hoping I might be wearing before the end of the week.

Do you have a favourite top pattern that you sew?  I’ve also been eyeing up the Wiksten Tank.

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4 Replies to “Which top to sew in which fabric?

  1. I’m currently sewing up a Bess Top. I made a muslin, just because I had spent money on nice fabric and didn’t want to end up wasting it. Luckily, I don’t need to make any modifications (which I hate doing…), so I’m stitching up the real version now. It’s turning out pretty nicely.

  2. I always struggle with tops actually, they look like maternity wear on me. I made a Tova once and I feel really frumpy wearing it so any recommendations with a bit more of a fitted look are very welcome.

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