Don’t you just love it when you are gifted free fabric? I was lucky to receive this lovely soft cotton. Initially I dilemmered about what to make with it until I spotted a lovely top with free pattern from Collette. Its super quick to whip up. The top just slips over the head with no fastenings to contend with. Its a great pattern for practising sewing skills, perfect for a beginner.
I did try on for fitting – and took in an inch either side, something must have gone array with my measurements!
The only bit to be careful with is ensuring the pleat aligns when hemming.
I love how the edges are bound with bias binding. I picked a complimentary colour but you could easily choose to make your own bias binding with top fabric. The bias binding does not sit quite as neatly as I hoped, but practice makes perfect so they say! It goes beautifully with my trousers which I found at a car boot last summer.
I recommend this pattern, its perfect for beginner sewers with no fiddly fastenings:) With September turning out to be stunning weather it looks like I can wear it for a while yet:)