Geometry Top

Lately I’ve been going through my wardrobe and trying to fill some gaps, kind of like sewing with a plan, but not as focussed as there is always a squirrel project loitering and pulling my attention away 🙂

I had another competition to attend recently and decided I needed some more tops to go with jeans, smarter than a t-shirt, but not so far as a button down (really not my style). I needed something comfortable, practical and wanted to be a little on trend. I also wanted to be able to layer it. Enter the Geometry Top which suits the bill perfectly.

Geometry Top
See how squinty I am without sunnies!!

 

What a great little pattern – simply four seams, some hems and you’re done! No fitting – love that for a quick, gratifying make!

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Using a lovely rayon (hello flamingo awesomeness) bought on Goldhawk Road earlier in the year, I made a straight size 10 of View A. With such a loose fitted top of course I didn’t bother with a muslin (rebellious I know) and luckily this worked. The armholes and neck are faced with bias binding and the hem is simply overlocked and turned under. No fancy couture techniques here.

Swear this doesn’t always sit on my butt like this!

For those familiar with the pattern (anyone? I haven’t seen these around the blogosphere) I have omitted the sleeves. After unanimous Instagram voting it was decided they swamped me.

Snap poll – sleeves or no sleeves?? I'm kinda thinking the sleeves are a bit swamping.

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As usual you guys were right 🙂

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I like the pattern so much I quickly made another one!

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It sits a little differently due to fabric choice, the grid fabric is a polyester and doesn’t have the nice drapiness of the rayon. However, it does have the marvelous ability of not creasing and this is a major bonus for sitting and layering.

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I genuinely like this pattern a lot, I was not paid or rewarded to say this, in fact I am pretty sure Katy & Laney have no idea who I am, I just like the pattern a lot. I get loads of compliments when I wear it, so just goes to show that sometimes the simple things are best!

20 thoughts on “Geometry Top

  1. I love both of these tops but the flamingos has got to be my fave. Who could possibly say no to flamingos?! I have a top deficiency in my wardrobe too but I’ve slowly been rectifying that since I started sewing again. This pattern reminds me a lot of the sutton blouse too.

  2. I love this on you! I was a pattern tester for this top and thought the construction was really interesting and fun to sew. I meant to make about ten of these, but couldn’t find the time before the weather turned cold. 😦 This will be my go-to top in the spring, I think! I love both of your fabric combos… they’re the perfect balance of dressy and casual!

  3. I really like this top and am surprised it’s not been more popular in blogland! I myself haven’t had time to get to this one yet, but I love your versions, particularly the grid pattern one! A really classy and (I would imagine) useful top!

  4. This is the perfect top. I feel like it would look completely different but also awesome tucked in. It looks modern here, but so easy to make look vintage with the kimono cap sleeve thing..I love this!

    1. Thank you! I really love them and they have fast become a wardrobe staple. Unfortunately I am not good at the tucked in thing as I don’t have a very flat tummy, but on someone else could be great.

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