Spring has finally sprung here in NZ and it is time to start enjoying some new spring clothes, so the Jocole blog tour was a great opportunity to sew up a top I have been wanting to sew since I first purchased the pattern on its release last year!
Yip, tell me I am not the only one who buys patterns for me a never gets round to sewing them up for ages! I have almost all the Jocole ladies patterns and have sewn up a few but not all of them yet, this Summer I plan to spend more time sewing for me as the Gingerbear Princess is off to school soon and so will be wearing a uniform.
The quick dress and top really earns it name and is really beginner friendly. I made the extended sleeve with contrast front yoke version and had it printed taped and cut out in 40mins and less than a hour later I was wearing my new top.
The pattern is so easy to tape together thanks to the grid lines in the background. I chose to contrast the front yoke and leave the back in one solid piece using the boat neck cutting line.
There are many more options for this top including a variety of sleeve and top lengths all neatly laid out in both the many line drawings and tester photographs. You could set up a huge part of your wardrobe on this one pattern alone and have no two pieces looking alike. I also like that a little bit of really cute or expensive fabric can co a long way if used in the yoke.
The other great aspect of this pattern is that it can be made from either wovens or knits or a mixture of both. I sewed this version in rayon and I love the way it drapes and feels lovely and cool as the days start to heat up.
Jodi the designer/owner Jocole patterns writes awesome tutorials and they are definitely one of the ones I measure others against. They are really detailed with clear digital line drawings but also have a “cheat sheet” option without pictures for those who are more confident.
So pick yourself up a pattern or two here, using the tour discount code detailed below and check out all the other awesome items for adults and children my fellow bloggers have made.
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