I really love Papercut Patterns and have quite a few of their patterns that I’d like to make. I made a Sway dress a year ago and have worn it a few times, however it has not got as much wear as I had hoped as the length of the dress is quite short (in hindsight I should have known this as many others seem to find this as well). Hence, it has been this pattern hack of the Sway Dress to make a double layered top that has gotten the most wear in my wardrobe.

As soon as the Papercut blog posted this pattern hack I knew I had to make it. I followed these instructions but omitted the V neck and cut 4 of the front higher necked pieces instead. Hence my version is exactly the same both front and back. This is the perfect top for all seasons as it is light and breezy. I was a little short on this fabric that I’d bought at The Fabric Store, so the upper part of the inner fabric layer is made out of some old fabric my grandma had in her fabric stash. Luckily for me you can’t see this part of the top as it’s hidden under the upper layer and a crisis mid way through fabric cutting was averted. 

This top is the me made item that gets the most wear all year round. Usually it’s worn with jeans and a long cardigan in winter or denim shorts in the summer and it’s become one of my favorite makes. 

FABRIC:               2m Printed cotton,The Fabric Store

PATTERN:            Papercut Patterns Sway Dress