I love sleeveless tops. That’s all I ever wear in always sunny Singapore and so most of the time that’s what I sew for myself. This sleeveless top here is extra special because it’s a little bit fitted (on waist and hips) than most of my tank top patterns so I can tuck it in. I like that! It’s the Simple Sleeveless top pattern from the Learn to Sew with Lauren book that I got from my England trip last September. I chose my size based on my measurements which is a 12 and it fits me just nice.
Fabric: A floral lawn fabric I bought in the Philippines 2 years ago.
Sizing: 12 – bust 36, waist 30, hips 40 (my hips measure 36 but I just used size 12 all the way)
Design Changes: Used french seams, made my own bias tape, used a smaller hem because I prefer a slighly longer top.
The Verdict: I love it. I can wear it with skirts and shorts so I’m happy. I’m currently cutting 2 more tops, one in dotted swiss and one in rayon challis.
I’ve made the Liesl + Co’s Everyday skirt before so this was an easy make. I used XS size this time but I think I like the size S’s fit better on me. Most of my tops have patterns so I made this in a plain fabric, a little boring but at least I can pair it with a lot of my tops.
Fabric: Robert Kaufmann’s Brussels Washer in denim
Design Changes: Made a bigger hem because it was a bit too long.
The Verdict: I like that I can pair it with a lot of my tops. I’m planning to make a at least 2 more Everyday skirt. I’ll use a size S next time.