It's warming up quickly in Melbourne and I'm noticing some serious wardrobe gaps including loose fitting summer tops. I've had the Ulooop Lotus top pattern for months and decided to give it a shot when I picked up a black cotton eyelet remnant from Darn Cheap Fabrics.
My measurements fell between a size 12 and 14, but I cut the 14 for a little extra hiding room post winter binges. I'm glad I did! The pattern only has three pieces and took just under 1.5m of fabric. It was a very quick sew - only a couple of hours from printing off the PDF to wearing the top. I looked over the instructions which seemed thorough and included lots of pictures. However, it's easily enough made without the instructions.
I really love how this top turned out and I'll definitely wear it, but I'll be making some adjustments to the pattern before making again. I think this top would be gorgeous in mismatching but coordinating fabrics à la Bloggless Anna. Check out her Liberty Nani Iro scout and Liberty Gabby Dress. I mentioned this idea to Tim and he wasn't convinced. We'll see.
I made this top to fill a gap in the wardrobe only to find this morning that I have few bottoms to where with it. Because of the back detail it wouldn't look right tucked in. Next on the agenda is shorts and hip sitting skirts. Who else is gearing up for Spring/summer sewing?