Simple Sleeveless Top and Everyday Skirt

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.

Top PatternSimple Sleeveless top pattern from the Learn to Sew with Lauren book

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.

Simple Sleeveless top and Everyday skirt



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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.

Skirt Pattern: Liesl + Co’s Everyday skirt (made it before, here)

Fabric: Robert Kaufmann’s Brussels Washer in denim

Sizing: XS

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.

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2 thoughts on “Simple Sleeveless Top and Everyday Skirt

  1. I love both the top and the skirt! Have you found a lot of other useful sewing projects in the book? I love little details, like the pockets in another fabric…looks good!

    • Thanks Teresa! I really like the projects in the book, some of the ones I want to try out are the Yoke top (what’s she’s wearing on the book cover), a cute A line skirt, an apron and a pretty dress. It’s currently on sale in Book Depository if you’re interested 🙂

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