Rebekah Top from Sonia Estep Designs
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.
Rather thank my usual twin needle hem I used a stretch zizag stitch for both the waist and sleeve hems, I think it adds a little bit of interest.
The pattern has so many combinations that you could easily make it up in a more luxe fabric and make it into a top or dress to dress up for an occasion.
Now I’m just trying to think which of our labels to sew in, I think I’m going to go for this one.. 🙂
NB. Both the pattern and fabric were gifted for this collaboration, but the views are all my own!
The necklace was bought from Hexagon Moon on Etsy 😉