The Assembly Line Cuff Top
I'm rather in love with the sewing patterns created by #theassemblyline - which offer a minimalistic and modern aesthetic. I've already made the #talvneckdress - see here and was keen to give another pattern a go. Very hard to choose which as I love them all, but settled for the #talcufftop as I felt it would go with a lot of things I already owned.
I had some of this summery fabric left over from the #wildergown by the Friday Pattern company that I made not that long ago. So decided to use this for starters.
I chose to download the PDF version and put it together myself. This wasn't a huge pattern so didn't take too long to assemble the pattern pieces. I cut a size S. The pattern calls for two front and two back sections which creates a nice stitch effect detail on the front, but as I was using a patterned fabric I opted to cut both of these pieces on the fold and keep it whole and therefore the pattern intact. Other than that, no amendments.
This would make a brilliant beginners project, simple and clear instructions and no zips or buttons. It comes together very quickly and probably the most time consuming part is inserting the elastic into each sleeve, but that wasn't tricky. It's a nice shaped top which works with skirts and trousers and makes a great staple piece. I intend to make some more in plain fabrics too - a nice linen or chambray perhaps?
You really could make a capsule wardrobe from all of their patterns and as always there is great inspiration online from the sewing community if you need ideas!
In the photo below, I added my handmade #tokyojacket by Tessuti - another favourite pattern company of mine. I made it up in a metallic linen fabric. Admittedly, I hadn't found many opportunities to the jacket, but found that it works rather well with my new top, so I'm pleased that I can increase it's wear from now on.