The floral top/sewing from the stash

The floral top/sewing from the stash

It's dark in my house
It’s dark in my house

For January, I’ve decided to try to curb my fabric and pattern hoarding by sewing ONLY from my stash. We’ll see if I make it!!

I had actually made this top for my momma for Christmas, in a silver satin. Fun fact, my mom is nearly impossible to photograph. There will never be a picture of her in that garment, all i have are pictures of patterning!

Patterning with Albus
Patterning with Albus

HOWEVER, I liked it, so…fuck it I’ll make one for myself!! The pattern is actually Simplicity 1280. But I did make some edits. For starters, the fit was just much, much to loose for my liking, so I actually cut an extra small instead of a medium. I also slimmed down the sleeves a bit, and tapered them instead of doing a bell sleeve. I intended to add the elastic, but honestly, I like it without. I added 3 inches to the sleeves again, as I usually do. For the neck binding, I’m fairly certain you just make your bias tape, which was kinda fun. The pattern also instructs you to sew the front sections together, on the diagonal edges. I skipped that bit, because I like a bit of cleavage šŸ˜‰

No  elastic!
No elastic!

The fabric is an old clearance (chablis?) fabric from Fabric.com. I had used it previously on a dress, with a circle skirt.

Previous, VERY early project
Previous, VERY early project

I think I purchased around four yards originally, so this top truly doesn’t take a lot of fabric! The pattern also comes with a ton of variations, including pants/tights, I honestly think it’s worth the buy. It’s also a super quick sew! Happy sewing!!!

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