Fuchsia top

Fuchsia top

Summer is really here! It’s getting hotter everyday so I made another sleeveless top for summer. There is nothing too special about it, the pattern is top R from Stylish Dress Book 3 that I also used for my previous top.

Fuchsia top

The fabric is swiss dot cotton in fuchsia that I really love. It was actually a thrifted dress that I never worn because it kinda look weird on my body. I should have took some ‘before’ pictures of the dress but I cut it up last night so the lighting wasn’t good.

It was a short dress so the fabric wasn’t too much. I managed to use the skirt part for my top and cut the bodice part to make bias strips for finishing the neckline and armholes. Since the fabric is thin, I use french seam for the sides and shoulders, no raw edges on the inside!

I wear it here with my kinda new shorts. You might remember the high-waisted pants that I made sometime ago with vintage McCall’s 4822 pattern. They were never worn because I don’t feel comfortable with the proportion. I decided to shorten the legs and slimmed down the hip. I think they look better now!

Fuchsia top Fuchsia top

Top pattern is top R from Stylish Dress Book 3.
Pants pattern is 1958 Mccall’s 4822, shortened and slimmed down. Original is here.

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  • sinta

    wow, so cute….
    since i never use the japanese pattern (even i adore the book soooo much), is it easy to use if i didn’t read japanese?? tq novita…

    • verypurpleperson

      I don’t read Japanese either and only look at the sewing diagrams in the instructions. They are very helpful. However, this top is very simple, I didn’t have to look at the instruction 🙂

  • Bonsoir Novita,
    J’adore ton blog! Il y a une fraîcheur sur ce blog qui me plaît beaucoup!
    Tu te débrouilles bien en couture et j’aime bien ce que tu fais.
    J’adore le Japon et l’Asie alors tout me fait voyager!
    Merci Novita!

    • verypurpleperson

      Hi Dentelline! Thank you so much for sweet comment! ^_^

  • how adorable! 🙂 and totally something you can buy in stores this season! 🙂

  • Really pretty, put together outfit. I love the hot pink swiss dot. I think I might go try to find some now 🙂

  • Such a cute outfit. Makes me wish that summer was here (as I look out the window at the rain pelting down…)

  • I love this! What a great color for you!

  • Ivanchika

    Love it!!

  • Very cute!