I can hardly begin to articulate how excited I am to have sewn this top. When I first started sewing, it was mostly out of creative curiosity. I never really thought I would be able to sew garments that easily look like something I would love to purchase in a store. In fact, I figured I would stay away from sewing garments for myself because I didn’t want them to look obviously handmade.
Fast forward to a little over a year ago when I cut myself off from fast fashion, specifically my major addiction to J.Crew. I saw a top nearly identical to this in one of their emails and instead of buying it, I felt determined that I would figure out how to make it myself.
I spent months mulling over the best approach to create exactly what I envisioned, and finally I came across the pattern for the Farrah top. I knew this was the answer. I already had the fabric in my stash bought specifically with this sort of top in mind. I spent a good amount of time hesitating with nervousness over stripe matching but finally decided it was time to just jump in and give it a try.
I am completely smitten with the final product. Sewn in this blue and white stretch cotton shirting, it is an ideal top for me to wear in both professional and social settings. I know this is a pattern I’ll be turning to again and again, and I’m already dreaming about what fabric to sew it in next time. What fabric would you use for this beautiful top?
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