I spent a few days in the summer holidays organising the many boxes of fabrics that I own. I genuinely didn’t believe that I had a stash of fabrics but now know otherwise. I found so many pieces of fabric I didn’t even know that I had, either that I’d bought and forgotten about or that was left over from other projects. I found fabric that was left over from this bag I made a few years ago. I think it’s a light weight cotton that’s maybe been blended with something else as it holds a little bit of body. This was the perfect project to use up this left over fabric as it uses less than a metre of fabric.
This top is so versatile. You can tie it at the front or the back, or wear it as a wrap around, again at the front or back.
I made this top using the free morning glory top pattern by Sarah Kirsten. This is the second one of Sarah’s Patterns I’ve sewn (I made this modified Walnut Wrap skirt last year). Both patterns have been more like a guided self drafting project than a more traditional pattern. This makes them very simple but satisfying sews and produces garments that are super easy to modify.
I made a few small changed to this pattern. As directed I hemmed around the neckline and arm holes but instead of hemming the ties I folded them in half and sewed them together. This was as the wrong side of the fabric was clearly noticible and I wanted to hide it. I also put a hook and eye about half way down the neckline just so that I can keep it more together at the front if I chose.
When using this pattern in future I’d widen the armholes. I think I made them a little tight which occasionally causes some pulling near the sleeves. The top moves a lot with activity and although the hook and eye helped with this I’d make sure to add a little extra room next time. I initially had a plan to scoop the neckline and add a few buttons here however the fabric was a little too stiff for this to sit nicely. I’d love to make another version of this pattern using a softer fabric and adding the buttons.
Although the weather is cooling down here hopefully I’ll get a few more wears out of this before winter arrives, or else I’m sure this top will be something I’ll were lots next summer.
Fabric- Darn Cheap Fabrics
Pattern- Sarah Kirsten Morning Glory Top – Free Pattern