On the Tops of the World.

I made up a spreadsheet the other night of all my sewing this year – 38 garments to date! But I am woefully behind on blogging about it all. So I’m doing some batch blogging. Here are some things I’ve made recently but not yet blogged.


This first top is a Named Clothing Inari hack. This was made from this linen something or other I had in my stash – purchased from my favourite local op-shop, Re:Store. The trim is from a vintage store down the road. So many good places in our area to pick up these little bits if you are prepared to dig.


I made this with a 1/2 length sleeve and after adding the trim to the neckline decided against facing it. I liked the raw edge showing. I used the hem from the dress variation rather than the top as I like the high low, cocoon with split of that version.


Nothing else to say really. I feel like sunshine in this top and love the way it pairs with these second hand pants.

The next on the block is the Papercut Skipper in Variation 3. I like this more than the v-neck version I’ve already made. I made the short length, but kept the sleeves at the mid length – the pattern has three variations for length, neck and sleeve. Having re-positioned the dart on the second version of these I made, I made no other adjustments.

Papercut patterns and me are a mixed bag, particularly when compared to the fit I get using Named patterns. But I do like to support a NZ company and this pattern is one that works better than others for me.


This vintage fabric was a Trade Me purchase and I love it. I also really like the square neck of this version.


I’ve paired these with some Simplicity brocade trousers that I made a few years ago and recently cut to 3/4. I now live in them for work so WIN!


16 thoughts on “On the Tops of the World.

  1. NICE! Both tops look great on you, and I am kicking myself for never thinking to use the Inari dress hem for the top–great idea! And I adore those Simplicity trousers, hooray for refashioning them to something you’d get more wear out of. The floral ones are adorable too (still way jealous of the stuff you find secondhand), that entire outfit looks like something from a vintage pattern envelope!

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