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.
What a great little pattern – simply four seams, some hems and you’re done! No fitting – love that for a quick, gratifying make!
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.
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.
As usual you guys were right 🙂
I like the pattern so much I quickly made another one!
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.
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!