I probably should have called my blog ‘Shades of Blue’ as I just can’t seem to drift away from making things in blue. Here’s another blue top!  This  camisole style top is super easy and quick to make.  It uses very little fabric so is great for using up fabric scrapes.  My top is made from left over fabric from my Kimono Sleeve Dress.

 

I made this top in an afternoon, which for me is quick asI am a very slow sewer.  I had never worked with rayon before so took a bit of time to get used to the feel but overall enjoyed the drape the fabric has, which cotton (my go to fabric for sewing) does not. 

The top is two identical rectangles that I made from my own body measurements ensuring I added a few extra cm for hem allowance and to allow it to drape. I simply sewed the sides up using french seams as they always feel nicer against the skin and there is no need to finish the seams as they are enclosed. Here is a really though tutorial about how to do french seams.

To make the straps I folded two long strips of fabric right sides in lengthways and sewed with a 0.5cm seam and turned inside out. I pined them to the top using bra straps as a guide for where to place them and joined them to the top of the top.

This top is really easy to wear in just about any season, either in summer with a denim skirt as I have here or jeans, boots and a nice long cardigan in winter. I think it will be getting a lot of wear out of this top and as it is so easy and quick to sew. I’ll probably be making a few more but maybe not in blue this time!