Did someone say 1980's...?
So I picked Butterick 5858 and made a simple cropped boxy top.
The pattern envelope top looks like this
and mine came out like this
When fashions and hairstyles from the 80's are mentioned, we all seem to cringe! Including me, the girl who had her hey-day in the late 1980's. Yes, I am guilty of big hair, shoulder pads and dodgy fashions.
But what's going on? Cropped boxy tops and leather look trousers seem to be everywhere!
Including back in my wardrobe once again some 25+ years later
It makes me feel quite nostalgic making and wearing a top like this. If only I had saved all my old cropped tops from the 80's lol. It's good to see them back in fashion.
For the cropped look, I cut this pattern at the waistline. And for the neckline, I just made the collar band much narrower.
For such a plain boxy top, I went for this fab mustard coloured double layered textured jersey (available Here) from Minerva Crafts
only as you may have already noticed, they don't!
Half way through construction I decided I wanted a slim fit leg. Had it not been for this, these would have whipped up in no time at all! Hmmm not the best fabric to be working with when you change your mind half way through the project but at least I was taking in and not taking out :)
And hey, if Joey Tempest had a pair, then so must I. Enough said ;)
Until next time :) Happy Sewing x