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Do you ever take a pattern that’s designed for one purpose and make it something totally different? I’ve “repurposed” many patterns.

I remember taking a jumpsuit pattern and making it into pajamas. Well, I was actually sewing it to wear as a jumpsuit but chose the wrong fabric. When I started sewing, I knew it had to be pajamas because there was no way I would wear it out of the house. Hahaha!

When I first saw this pattern, I knew instantly that I wanted to make this top for outerwear. Originally, my plan was to sew the View D pants, but after sewing the top, I thought the pants would be too much in this fabric.

I sewed this top really quick so that I could slide in on the tail end of the Black History Month Pattern Designer’s Challenge on Instagram.

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Since this is an easy, quick sew, I was able to put it together in about an hour, using my Baby Lock Vibrant for the main seams and the Baby Lock Soprano, along with a twin needle, for the hems.

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I made a skirt to wear with the top, using . To dress it down, I paired the top with a pair of jeans and knee high boots.

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Then for a more dressy look, I paired it with my lace skirt and played around with the top by pulling it over my shoulders in the back and adding a brooch at center front.

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Because the pattern was super easy to sew, I didn’t need to read the instructions. I scanned the pages of the Instructions Booklet just to see the diagrams.

The pattern is beginner friendly and can be sewn in one day. It requires stretch knit fabrics and View C must be cut on 60″ wide fabric (at least 58″ will do ). I used interfacing in the hem areas at the neckline and bottom of top.

I cut a size medium but will choose a small if I sew it again, for a better fit.

This gorgeous a textured knit with 5% spandex caught my eye. The suggestion for View C is jersey fabric with 20% – 25% stretch. Since this is an oversized top and the opening at the neckline is so large, I knew the fabric I chose would work, even though it didn’t have the amount of stretch required.

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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Anthonette D Guy

    Hi Ms Anita this is my first time. I think u are a kind and a blessed lady I Will start watching to begin to do better with my sewing been seeing a long time . I stopped for health reasons. Keep up the good work.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Anthonette! Welcome to my community. I’m really glad to have you join me. Stay tuned to more sewing goodness.

  2. Jeanine

    You always look great in your new garments.

  3. Julissa

    Once again, you have helped me see patterns in a whole new way!! I love that you give inspiration on how to pair these patterns. My favorite was the way you pinned the top to give it a new look in a modest way. Love it!

    1. Anita Morris

      Aaaahhh, Julissa! Thank you very much sew sister! I have so much fun trying to find many ways to style the garments.

  4. Frankie Edwards

    Love this pattern. I am going to buy it for myself. Outfit look great on you.

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome Frankie! Have fun making your loungewear.

  5. Yvette

    how amazing you! Girl, you rocked it with every single look you created! And there goes your mom-in-law’s lace skirt again, LOVE IT!!! To make a garment go from everyday to evening/glam wear is brilliant! Girl, do your thing!! 🙂 I’m glad you got in on the challenge. You made a wonderful contribution! I was wondering where you’ve been and I just love the pattern reviews.
    Continue to shine!!

    Blessings always!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Yvette! Thank you so much. OMGosh, you remember it’s my mother-in-law’s skirt. I treasure this skirt. I’m having fun with the pattern reviews and can’t wait to bring more.

  6. Lynnette

    Love it!

  7. Annette Canonica

    You look adorable in everything you wear. I love all your looks in this review but I NEED those jammies! Thanks for all you do to inspire us.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hahaha! Annette, I LOVE my jammies! I still wear them three years later.

  8. Mimi Routh

    That last view with the white lace skirt is my favorite. You got a beautiful shape to the neckline. Anchoring at the front with presumably to a bra — that is genius! Alas, many of us must wear a Good Bra, so the off shoulder look is hard to manage. And them even if we do, it just looks like too much skin. . . . And a pattern can be used for all kinds of garments depending on fabric. The same basic cut changes made in denim, corduroy, brocade, or crepe de chine. In fact my hooded jacket made up so carefully in Polar Fleece 300 does look like an old bathrobe.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, Mimi, you are so right. I love the versatility that’s possible with these patterns.

  9. Trish Palm

    Anita, I love this top. Have a blessed weekend!

  10. maureen

    Oh my gosh I LOVE this! You look amazing in whatever you wear! I want to make this. I may use different fabrics from my stash but I love how you were able to wear the top in different ways. Thanks for always brightening my day with new ideas. Today in northern Michigan we have a beautiful sunny balmy 38 degrees! I should have lots of time to make the top for spring!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, Maureen! Have fun making your top and styling it with all your creative options.

  11. Felecia Abdullah

    I love the fabric you chose. You made a more sophisticated version. Love it!

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