These patterns are by Sycamore Road and True Bias
Such a great pattern combination!
For this post I chose to work with beautiful Swiss dot fabric in washed tencel and cotton blend.
This fabric is absolutely gorgeous. It is a Tencel cotton blend about 4.3oz/yard which it a great weight for both tops and bottoms. The fabric is a washed blend which makes it so soft and drapes beautifully.
In all my fabric journey, I have not been more satisfied with the fabric. It has the feel of a gauze yet has the drape of a tencel.
The fabric comes in 59″ width and it comes in this beautiful brown that I think would look great in all skin tones.
This fabric is still in stock if you are interested. Go grab some now!
The fabric does unravel when cut so I would recommend that you treat it as though it is a double gauze. By that I mean stay stitch necklines, bias lines as try to sew up the garment as soon as possible.
I knew I wanted to make something to show off just this fabric and how it works well for both bottoms and tops. I thought about dresses, jumpsuits and finally settled on making a top and a bottom so I can wear them together or a separates.
Paula Knot top by Sycamore Road Patterns
I am partial to wrap tops. I feel they a quick to sew and always accentuate the neckline and the waist. I have tried many wrap tops before but when I first saw Sycamore Road’s Paula Knot top, I was sold.
This top can be worn in multiple different ways according to the maker’s style and level of comfort. It would look great with pants/shorts and skirts.
Love the wrap style and the cropped length of the top.
Looking at the size. charts I fall into size C, however I chose to cut out out size A. I am petite on top and I usually make petite adjustments to patterns. Looking through the finished garment measurements and knowing there will be a lot of forgiveness because it is a wrap I went with it and I am very happy with how it turned out.
Since this top has a version where you can tie a know int he front and then tie the straps around your waist, to keep the look seamless, the designer. has given openings on either sides of the top. I however, prefer to show less mid section and like to wrap it the normal way. However, this leaves with a considerably large opening on one side. So if you know how you like to wear it, you can change the way the opening is accordingly.
This skirt for me a TNT pattern by True Bias. I have made several before. This patterns gives so so much flexibility and the elastic waistband with the pockets is the perfect skirt for all seasons!
For this fabric I chose to make a simple maxi length skirt with just a ruffle at the bottom. This gives a great fit overall and is a pretty fast sew altogether.
I chose to cut out a straight size 4. There are so many options with the skirt with the number of tiers and the length, I urge you to try different one with different fabrics.
For this particular fabric I chose to do a simple 1 tier + ruffle. I think it would. look great with a 3 tier version as well, But since I wanted to make a top as well I wanted to conserve the amount of fabric I used.
This pattern is extremely straight forward and you can never go wring with the chose you make! 🙂
One of my favorite features of this pattern is the width of the waistband with a wide 2″ elastic and how it is finished. It really increases the comfort level of the garment overall.
I highly recommend this fabric and these patterns. I hope you will choose to make some for yourself! 🙂