Long time readers will know that hot pink is a neutral in my wardrobe, so it's no surprise that today I'm sharing another pink themed garment.
Over the last few months, I have been slowly sewing a small collection of Marilla Walker's Maya Tops. As Katie said in a recent Love to Sew podcast, if Marilla Walker became my personal pattern designer, I would love it! The Maya top is a beautiful example of simplicity in both design and construction. It has lovely design details like kimono sleeves and a curved hem.
I sewed up my small collection in a mix of quilting cottons and brushed cottons. The brushed cottons are heavenly soft (insert heart eye emoji here) and were perfect during my flare times this summer. I like how polished the top looks with a smart pair of linen pants (my summer uniform) but it looks equally nice with a pair of my favourite Hudson Pants. The overall fit is easy and comfortable to wear and never felt constricting, which is a must for me. I would love to sew a version in a drapey rayon.
|From L to R: second wearable muslin, rose print quilting cotton, rose print brushed cotton|
I took my time making each one. Cutting out the fabric one day and sewing it over the course of a few days, with a lot of breaks in between. Marilla's instructions are easy to follow and yields a beautiful finish both inside and out. This truly has become a TNT pattern for me and I am seriously considering making one out of French Terry as a layering piece for the cooler months.
|Worn with my M2375 cropped linen trousers|