Phew… I’m exhausted after Indie Pattern Month. But wasn’t it fun seeing so many Indie Patterns come to life on this great forum for monthly themed sewing? Huge thanks to the Kat, Mel and Juliet, all the sponsors and indie pattern designers everywhere. Onwards to the July challenge ‘Mono Sewn‘ – nice play on words girls.

I’m not much of a black-wearing girl, navy is my staple colour, so I went for white on this particular challenge. I love white, it’s just for fresh and summery and perfect for a beach cover-up… this little top will be used over my bikini for cocktails by the pool.

I had just one piece of white fabric in my stash… a soft, burn-out jersey purchased on Goldhawk Road, London (fabric mecca for Southern UK dwellers). It pre-washed well (I’m always a bit suspicious of inexpensive fabric) and was a breeze to sew. Using the Kirsten Kimono free pattern by Maria Denmark (still on an Indie Pattern high here!) I used my overlocker for everything except the hem which is twin needle top stitched. I’ve made this pattern before so this time I wanted to tweak a few things like some waist and hip shaping for a slightly more fitted shape.

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