This patchwork top was literally made from scrap fabric. Usually when I go away for a weekend to my in-laws who live in a beachside town, I pack a few sewing supplies just incase the weather is bad. Recently though, I took a pattern but forgot to pack fabric. Luckily for me my father in law’s wife (who we call Baba) has an unbelievable sewing space with everything one needs to create anything from a quilt to a ballgown!
I had Butterick pattern B5463 which is a loose fitting pullover top/tunic with a self fabric sash. My initial plan was to make it with a light weight silk but since I was desperate I had to be creative. I was allowed to raid Baba’s scrap stash and found a few fabrics I thought would look very similar to version B.
The top was very easy to sew. It was just a matter of sewing the shell and then appliquéing the patch pieces on. I also made the sash but it was too bulky looking and made the top look very home made. I chose to wear it with a skinny belt instead.
A very easy pattern to sew, great for beginners but I would recommend a light weight fabric to give it a nicer drape.