I’ve spent 3 days finding the joy in the Hot Patterns Joyful Top. And I’ve got it!
A preface: I love Indie pattern makers. So many new ideas and designs. I can spot a Koos or Tilton or Comey from a far distance. But the Indie designers are so much more fun.
Not always easy – their concepts might not match up with their patterns. But I appreciate the concepts. Which leads me into the Hot Patterns Joyful Top. It’s a free download from Trudy and Jeremy, right here in Florida (relocated from the UK). With a little plug for a lovely charity, what a great pattern.
I was drawn to the pattern because it’s such a fresh look. And I’ve been searching for new ideas for spring and summer tops.
|Fabric: Lightweight cotton jersey, Holly Lobby Shoes: Kork Ease buffalo leather sandals, Sundance|
- I sewed the size 12.
- My neckline is finished with a binding, rather than a narrow hem.
- And I added sleeves. My right upper arm is bandaged, elbow to shoulder, due to my scleroderma, for 8 months now. Which is why you see so many garments with sleeves lately on my blog. I wear sleeveless around the house, but enjoy having things I can wear outside without a cardi! I used the sleeve from the Dixie DIY Ballet Dress, which worked really well. My change to the top pattern was a simple 1/2″ extension of the outside shoulder with a little redrafting of the armscye.