Are you ready for MMM’13? I kind of am. But then again….if you’re anything like me then you’re possibly starting to think that maybe (just maybe) you could do with a couple more “you made” items to get you through a whole month of wearing (possibly exclusively) handmade items. You’ll probably want them to be super quick to knock up too? Because maybe then you could knock up 2 or 3 new little tops? Well, just in case you’re running short of ideas and time, here’s a selection of tops that you could whip up in under 3 hours….
Top Row: How about Colette’s Sencha or (free!) Sorbetto patterns? Available in PDF or, in the case of Sencha, paper pattern too. Simple designs with only a few steps! Yay for that! Or how about grabbing a black fabric pen and getting all “arty farty” on a plain tee?
Middle Row: Grainline’s Tiny Pocket Tank & Scout Woven Tee patterns make fabulous simple wardrobe staples. Yes PDF’s can be a pain, but you can download them immediately (no waiting for the postie) and once you’ve got the pdf assembled and cut, the actual making part is super quick and straightforward. Or how about taking inspiration from Zoe herself and refashion a plain sweatshirt into something a bit more “ta-dah”!
Bottom Row: Dixie’s summer concert tee anyone? Available to download now in PDF. You could whizz through a couple of these in an afternoon with an overlocker! Sadly I don’t have one yet 🙁 Or how about following Cotton & Curls’ tutorials for transforming a men’s tee or shirt?
Number 10: Did you notice I said “10” Super quick tops and there are only 9 pictures? Well, that’s because my innate need to have everything neat and symmetrical, means I could only get my photo collage to sit nicely with 9 images, lol! I am a total saddo sometimes I know. Anyway, my number 10 of super quick tops to sew, is my kimono tee. I cannot overstate how quick and easy this top is to make. (btw, if you’ve made one, let me know! I’d love to do a little Kimono Tee Gallery on here with links to your posts!) I’ll be whipping up a handful of these in time for MMM’13. Click here to see my various incarnations of this top so far….