This top is exactly why I love sewing. Stash + TNT pattern = instant wardrobe!
Last Thursday, I dressed in my striped sweaterknit Ebony and leggings to go hang with my friend and her baby, but the weather got warmer and pretty soon I was dripping sweat! I still had 45 minutes before I left the house, so badda bing, badda boom, I made a new summer top with the same pattern!
Left: My rayon sweater knit Ebony made in February – I wear this one a lot! On the right, my new version in rayon knit. Notice how to sweater version has a deeper scoop and longer hem because the fabric is heavier. The tee is unhemmed because I wanted to preserve the length AND save time!
As it happens, the two tops have the same navy-and-white/cream colour scheme. Both are the tunic-length raglan version of the Closet Case Patterns Ebony. (Here are my two dress versions for comparison!) I shorten both the dress and tunic by 2-3″.
The fabric is a panel-print ombre leopard that I’ve had in the stash for years. I’m so happy to have finally used it. It’s doing all the heavy lifting with this top to make a really simple design look interesting!
My mom is coming over for a sewing day soon (Hi Mom!) and we’re looking for fun top/tunic patterns to sew. Mom has a slim version of my figure, and I think she looks awesome in clothes that have a bit of a modern, artsy twist. Classic, fashionable, but not boring! Do you have any pattern suggestions for cool tops or tunics?