Here’s a quick and fun project that is great for stash-busting! This is the Rosella Top by The Sewing Revival.
I used a bunch of leftover/unused jersey knits from my stash including these fun octopi leftover from the McCall’s 6886 dress I made. The cuffs and hem band are hot pink to match the contrast colour on the octopi (my camera canNOT seem to capture that colour properly — sorry), and the back is a plain black jersey.
The design of the top is very simple, but I love how it allows for playing with colour blocking and mixing various fabrics, including a combination of wovens and knits if desired.
The sample Rosella Tops shown on The Sewing Revival pattern website are great inspiration for mixing various prints and patterns — florals and stripes, burnout mesh and cotton jersey, etc. Janine, the designer behind this indie pattern company, really has an amazing eye for fabric as evidenced in all of her sample garments. Some, like the sweatshirt hoodie in a colourful velour or even a woven cotton, are not the first fabric choice you’d think of, but they seem to work really well. I’m inspired to colour outside the box I seem to have set up around myself in terms of fabric selections.
While I’m sure I could have drafted this top myself, I thought I’d show my appreciation for this Indie pattern designer from New Zealand and buy the pattern. It’s crazy comfortable, really quick to print out and sew up, and therefore rather addictive. I’m sure I will make a whole bunch more of these tops.
What’s your favourite pattern for mixing various fabrics in one garment? I’d love to hear about them. Please leave a comment below.
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