Thursday, 13 March 2014

Spring Sporty Wear

Happy Thursday!
I have a very quick post.  I saw a  cute sporty top on a co-worker and thought I wanted something very similar. My co-worker kindly allowed me to examine her top.  Since I am not allowed to purchase any RTW items, I figured I would try and make it.
So off I went looking in my pattern collection to see if there was anything that I could use as a base for the pattern and make any necessary adjustments to get the look.  Well, you can imagine my delight when I found Simplicity 1961.  I made some adjustment to the pattern to make it fit the way I want.  I added 8" to the front piece.  I wanted the top to be versatile, that I could get a few different looks.  I added snaps to the front tails so I could secure it around my neck or waist for whatever style. I used a light weight t-shirt jersey knit.

You are probably wondering why I am not wearing the top.  My niece came over, tried it on and loved it. The colour looked so good on her. So, being the good Aunt that I am, I gave it to her ONLY if she would take a few pictures in the top.

I will make myself another one, I am thinking in a cream colour would be nice for the spring and into the summer. What I love most is the fact that this came be worn as a cardigan, or top (if you are feeling extra sexy)  ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I love the color and you did an awesome job.
    Ma Rose

  2. I love this idea. The color is perfect and the fit looks great!!!

  3. I love this idea. The color is perfect and the fit looks great!!!

  4. What a doll your niece is! The top was obviously meant for her. She's lucky to have an aunt who sews so well!


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