This week I’ve been sharing with you the sewing I’ve done for my summer wardrobe. Wednesday I shared a skirt, Thursday I told you all about getting perfectly fitting pants and yesterday I showed yet more tops copied from a well-loved purchased garment.

pants & tops fuchsia & black

Here are the same crop pants in black. The top is a fuchsia crinkle double knit with the yoke in a yummy quilting cotton.

pants & tops khaki & purple

Aaaaand here are the crop pants in khaki with the top in solid purple. I also made black & khaki pants in a long version. Enough pants, already!

skirts & tops tribal skort & original black

Here’s a cute little skort. I’ve had this tribal print for the longest time, but never had enough to make anything with it. I solved the fabric shortage problem by making the shorts underneath out of a solid black fabric, and you can’t even tell. 🙂

You can find the free Sporty Sarong Shorts pattern here. In order to forego lumps around the belly (where I don’t need any more) I skipped the tie and attached the two sides with hooks and eyes. This also saved on fabric.

Oh, and that black top is the one that started all the copies.

skirts & tops leopard & black ruched

Finally, remember this leopard print skirt? I think we all agreed that the length was awkward, just too long. So, I pulled out the pattern and found I could easily cut the shorter version out of the longer. And I did. Much better, eh?

Now I actually like wearing it. 🙂

So that’s it for now. Hope you’ve been inspired to try something new, perhaps copy a garment you love, get a great fit on pants or redo something that isn’t working and make it just right.

Whatever you do, happy creating!

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4 thoughts on “Summer Tops, Pants & Skirts

  1. Wow, have you been busy! The fuchsia top is MY. FAVORITE. Usually, I wear only neutral pants, but I do like that tribal pattern. Have you got a close-up pic of that somewhere?

    1. Here’s a pic of the tribal print before I sewed it.

      I love the colors in the fuchsia top, but sadly, the fabric got pulled and now there’s a run on the upper left side. I keep debating about buying more fabric and redoing it.. Don’t really want to go to the work, but DO want the nice top. We’ll see….

      Btw, I just solved a problem with the site and am hoping that will take care of the issue you were having commenting as well. Let me know if you still have difficulties.

      1. Okay, now I remember the tribal print. I should; that was pretty recent.

        Uh oh. If the fuchsia fabric is prone to runs, I wouldn’t get more. 🙁

        I haven’t had any further problems with commenting, but if I do, I’ll let you know. Gotta get my two cents in, you see. 😀

        1. Well, any knit fabric can get runs. Perhaps if I were a bit less klutzy, that would help. 🙂

          I very much appreciate your 2¢!

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