You might have seen that Patterntrace has partnered with In a Haystack this month. Kate provides a digital monthly sewing subscription and this month’s package included a treat from us, the Rebekah Top from Sonia Estep Designs and a fabric discount from Loubodu.
With such lovely things on offer I thought it’d be rude not to try them out! I decided (after a lot of thought, there are so many options!) to make the shirt length top, with a scoop neck and a straight sleeve. I knew I’d get the most wear out of that, but I was tempted by the knee length to wear as a dress with tights and boots, next time perhaps! The fabric I chose was Loubodu’s Cotton Jersey in Petrol, a really nice quality medium weight knit, perfect for cooler days.
The pattern was super easy to follow and would easily be within the reach of a beginner, the instructions are clear and I found the sizing to be accurate for a loose fit.
The sleeves are sewn in flat before the side seams are sewn so it really is a quick make. I really love the petrol blue/green of the fabric and it’s made a lovely snug top, which could easily be dressed up or down.… Read More...