I have been selfish sewing! It’s been a while, but I have finally made something for myself. Back to the Japanese sewing book, She Wears the Pants by Yuko Takada. Oh, how I love this book!
I wanted something quick and easy so I chose the Square Top. It is named after the pattern piece it is made out of, a massive square! It has only 5 pieces and is super easy to construct.
I am often confused about the fabric information in this book, it recommends T-cloth, not sure what that is, I suspect it’s T-shirt fabric, so I used a heavy black jersey stretch.
The pattern calls for 9 buttonholes along the neckline, mmmm…. not sure about that. Instead I fished out an old Isabela Capeto top. It’s totally unwearable now, but I kept it because I just loved the awesome embellishments, they are a constant inspiration. So I unpicked and few bits and added them to my Square Top instead of the buttons.
It’s such a great top, the shape is really voluminous, it hides a multiple of sins. I love the sleeves and of course the neckline with the crazy angle of the square gives it a bit of an edge. I will definitely be making this one again (and again)!