Perhaps you remember my denim skirt? I spent a couple of days trying to decide whether to sew on the back pockets, or not. Well, I have found a perfect place for them!
A while ago, I found the FREE pdf pattern from By Hand London, the Polly Top. I knew it would be perfect for the leftover fabric I end up with occasionally… and I certainly had some left when I finished my denim skirt.
Does anyone else piece together pdf patterns the same as me? I always seem to piece together one pattern piece at a time and then immediately cut it out. I guess I feel like I am accomplishing something that way? Here you can see my first piece taking shape – like putting a puzzle together.
There are only three pattern pieces to the Polly Top, so not too many pages to cut and tape together. Bonus – it’s a good one to start with!
Sophie doing her inspection of my pattern assembly!
Now since I was using the leftovers of my 100% cotton denim fabric, I didn’t quite have enough fabric to lay this one pattern piece out … so I just added in another seam to join the two sections together.
It turned out rather well!
Here all my front pieces are sewn together. The extra seam I put in looks like a dart that was meant to be. I also put in a front and back seam, just for the fun of it… you’ll see…
LOTS OF TOPSTITCHING!
There are no facings for the arm and neck holes, like I said a simple pattern. I used single fold bias tape instead.
More TOPSTITCHING on the back seam!
The best part? My POCKETS!
Even though it was a lovely “almost Fall” day – warm and sunny – all I could muster was headless shots. Where’s is Mad’s talented photographer when you need him. Needless to say, I was suffering from my first cold of the season and relaxing with my sewing won over getting all dolled up for photos – so sorry!
“Five thumbs up” for this easy to assemble and sew, FREE, comfortable top. I’m going to save the pattern pieces and try another in a knit fabric with colour blocking – I will have to see what kind of fabric scraps I have stashed away.
Has anyone else out there found a favourite FREE pdf pattern that works well? Let us know in the comments… I say you can never have too much FREE stuff!