Rite of Spring Shorts and Kommatia crop top

Papercut Rite of Spring Shorts and Kommatia crop top Papercut Rite of Spring Shorts and Kommatia crop top

I was browsing the newest collection on Papercut Patterns’ website when I caught the sight of these shorts. The Rite of Spring Shorts is actually from their old collection, it has been around for several years now. Somehow I have never thought of them before. I happened to have some leftover denim that would be perfect for this pattern!

The shorts have a quite flattering detail with the side seams moving forward at the top. To accentuate this interesting side seams, I topstitched them with rust-colored thread. The rise is quite high for my petite frame so I shortened the length about 1.5 cm, otherwise they would come too far above my navel.

Papercut Rite of Spring Shorts and Kommatia crop top Papercut Rite of Spring Shorts and Kommatia crop top

The top pattern is by Kommatia patterns, a relatively new pattern company that I stumbled upon on Instagram. I bought the crop top pattern from their etsy shop. Usually I need to shorten any pattern because I’m short but I didn’t alter anything this time. Even without length alteration, the top is quite short on me. I’m not usually a crop top wearer though.

The suggested fabric is light ribbed knit. I found a ribbed knit dress at the thrift shop that I cut up for this top, it only needs a little amount of fabric! The instructions are clear and short. This is a simple piece of clothing anyway so elaborate instructions are not necessary.

Papercut Rite of Spring Shorts and Kommatia crop top Papercut Rite of Spring Shorts and Kommatia crop top

I love the result of both patterns and they look really good together, but honestly I feel this outfit is a bit out of my comfort zone. The top has quite a low back and I can’t wear a bra with it. The shorts are very very short although they are pretty comfortable to wear. I think I will pair the crop top with other pants or skirt that are not so short, and pair the shorts with other tops that are not so tight.

Aomori twist top and Kyoto tee

Papercut Aomori twist top Papercut Aomori twist top

Papercut patterns has recently launched their new collection, titled ‘Sakura’. OMG have you seen it?? I fall in love with the whole collection and had to restrain myself from buying everything. So far I have gotten these two top patterns, Aomori twist top and Kyoto tee.

The Aomori twist top has very interesting shaped pattern pieces that created the twist front. It has two options of sleeve lengths and can be made from knit or woven. My version was made with striped knit and supposed to be a muslin, but I love the result so much!

Papercut Aomori twist top Papercut Aomori twist top

Despite the complicated appearance, the sewing sequence is actually very simple. As usual the instructions are very clear. I recommend to read the instructions first before started sewing and you will see that it’s almost as simple as sewing an ordinary T-shirt.

Papercut Kyoto tee Papercut Kyoto tee

The Kyoto tee is actually an ordinary drop shoulders sweater/tee, but the ruffle around the sleeves makes it special! Like the Aomori twst top, it also comes with the options of  two sleeve lengths. Since it is summer, I made the short sleeves version with an interesting black knit. The fabric has some sort of sheen on it and it really shows off the ruffle details well.

Papercut Kyoto tee Papercut Kyoto tee

I made both tops in size XXS without any important alterations. One thing that I did was shortening the neck band for the Kyoto tee as it was a bit too long. I love that these patterns are very simple and quick to sew but the details make them look more complicated than they really are. I started sewing one top and ended up several hours later with these two! For autumn, I will surely make the long sleeves option for both patterns.

Pattern is Aomori twist top and Kyoto tee by Papercut patterns (PDF), size XXS.

Sequin Linden T-shirt and Ninni culottes

Sequin Linden T-shirt and Ninni culottes

Have you seen the Spring/Summer 2017 collection: The Playground, from Named Clothing? It is inspired by the practicality and simplicity of childrenwear. I’m all about practical and comfort so I was very excited about this collection. It is launched two days ago and I immediately picked the simplest pattern to make, The Ninni culottes. It is… Continue Reading

Merckwaerdigh Wings (BHST2) and Harriet bra

Merckwaerdigh Wings (BHST2) and Harriet bra

Recently Amy from Cloth Habit has just released her newest pattern, the Harriet bra. You’re probably already familiar with her previous pattern, the Watson bra, that is very popular. The Harriet bra is an underwired bra with balconette neckline and 3 piece cup seam. The sizes range is pretty great, from 28A-42H. I think this is… Continue Reading

Esme maxi cardigan and Linden sweatshirt

Esme maxi cardigan and Linden sweatshirt

I’ve been wearing my wool coat that I made a couple of years ago everyday this winter. It’s a really great coat but I got a bit bored of it, so a simple long cardigan seem to be a perfect alternative. The pattern is Esme maxi cardigan by Named patterns. I made size 34 with lots of shortening alteration,… Continue Reading