The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Making a Simple Sleeveless Top

Lauren Guthrie Sleeveless Top

If you’ve read my Simple Sleeveless Top review, you’ll know it was a bit of a miss for me (for a beginner pattern, quite frankly it was an embarrassment!) – in short I should have cut out an 8 and done a full bust adjustment but instead I made it in a size 10 and had an issue with a gaping neck…a lot can be said for reading the small print! I vowed to have another go and I’m so pleased to share my second attempt with you – this is how it should be done.

The reason I have titled this “The Lazy Girl’s Guide…” is because I’ve still not made a full bust adjustment, instead using a beautiful stretchy knit. This beautiful white textured ponte was an absolute steal – £1 for a rectangle in a charity shop – I could easily make 2 tops from the fabric if I used ready made bias binding.

As you can see, the stretch has given just enough ease over the bust to avoid making alterations to the pattern, and the thicker woven knit leaves a lovely raised edge when it’s top stitched. I actually prefer this to a cotton top and it feels beautifully structured. I’m really pleased with the result and can’t wait to wear this – it’s the perfect top to take you from day to night and I’ll love wearing this in the office with my Easy Peasy Pencil Skirt.

Now I’ve used this fabric, surely that means I can buy more for my stash doesn’t it??

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