Hi Everyone! Once again, I know I'm late!!, but I am determined to get back on track!! So I decided to go ahead and post this week's Thrifty Thursday pattern. If you are just finding the blog, a quick review, on Thursdays (at least I try!!) I am reviewing the free patterns that are available on the web from independent pattern companies. Some of the patterns have been posted by fabric stores, and I also find them in other venues. It's a great way to try out a pattern. The only expense is the ink for printing, your paper, and of course your fabric. But at least you are not putting out money to take a test run on a new company only to find out that their patterns aren't quite right for you, or me as the case may be :) I'm having so much fun with this series, and as it looks at the moment, it will go on for quite a while as there are an abundant amount of free patterns available.
Today I am showcasing the Zoe Top by Tessuti Fabrics. I was drawn to this pattern for two reasons. First of all it is designed for sheer georgette and chiffon fabrics, so lightweight wovens.
The pattern is designed to cut the front and back on the fold. In order to do this, you will need a 54"-60" wide fabric. My silk was only 45" wide, so I added a seam down center front and back. Because of the pattern of the fabric, it really isn't noticeable.
The top is super easy to make, and has a lovely feminine shape that gracefully skims the body. The top would also work well as a swimsuit cover-up, or lengthen it and turn it into a breezy dress for summer, so very versatile. If you would like to download one for yourself, you can find the pattern here, http://www.tessuti-shop.com/collections/free-sewing-patterns/products/zoe-top-print-at-home-or-copy-shop-pdf
While you are there, you might want to check out the lovely fabrics that Tessuti carries. The shipping is a little killer if you live in America, but sometimes it's just worth it ;) Tessuti has two other free patterns available on their website. I am planning to give one other a try, especially since I enjoyed this one so much. For those of you who do not like the idea of taping a pdf pattern together, Tessuti offers a copy shop version as well. All you will need to do is download the pattern to a memory stick and then take it to your local printer. To be honest, I prefer to just tape the pattern together. This pattern took me a little less than 30 minutes. I would have spent more time in the car!
Hope you are having a great day!