Hey Sewists! I volunteered for double duty for the Sew Long Summer tour, so I am back with another new garment. Today, I am sharing my pattern hack version of Simplicity 1062. This is my second version of this pattern hacked top I have made this year. I posted about my previous version and the non-hacked version here. I never did write my how to hack post though. Maybe next month.
Back to this version now! I made a few pattern tweaks from the last version and it made all the difference. I love love love this top! The inspiration came from a top I purchased at Torrid a while back. I has a woven front panel with a knit back panel and neckline/armhole trim. Not a typical combination, but it works for this top. The front used .75 yards of Grayscale Tree Silhouettes Peach Skin Fabric from Girl Charlee purchased back in 2014 for $2.73. The black is 1 yard of Ponte De Roma from Jo-Ann’s purchased in 2015 for $7.79 a yard. Total fabric cost: $10.52, which is less than half of what I paid for the inspiration piece.
This is a great quick and easy make. My typical fall wardrobe consists of skinny jeans, boots, and a cute top. This top will fit into that wardrobe perfectly! It was also a great way to use up some smaller pieces from my stash! I am going to have to make more versions of this top. I want to make one with a bright colored Ponte De Roma instead of the black. I promise I will write a how to hack post at some point while making other versions.
I have really enjoyed participating in the Sew Long Summer Tour again this year. Check out the other tour stops while you are at it.
Sewing by Ti, Musings of a Seamstress, Tales of a Tester, Almost a hippy, At Margareta’s Haus, Sewing A La Carte, Birds Of A Kettle