Rhonda’s flutter sleeve top

Rhonda’s Creative Life is a treasure trove of ideas and patterns you can draft yourself. Plus a great series of alterations to sleeves and more.

Wonderfully inspirational. And look at the gorgeous things she sews and how chic she looks!

If you haven’t found Rhonda’s blog already you should. Don’t miss Fabulous Free Pattern Friday (that’s where this top came from), Sleeves on Saturday, Monday Morning Inspiration (vintage patterns and catalogue gorgeousness!) and the lovely Sunday Night Reflections. There are recipes too and a regular showcase of other sewing blogs.

She’s the reason I am channeling my inner hippie here.

Now, where is my head scarf, who took my beads and would this top look better with flares?

It seems I’m not the only Aussie sewing blogger with the seventies on her mind this summer – check out Valerie!

I used Rhonda’s pattern for a lovely soft silky top from her Fabulous Free Pattern Friday as my starting point

Fabric choice makes a difference to a pattern and here is a great example.

I used a cotton voile with shirred bronze and silver stripes. Light but not drapey. Rhonda designed her top for silky drapey fabrics

The shirring gave the belt a very interesting lettuce leaf effect on the edges.

I decided on flutteriness on both arms, just to change Rhonda’s top even more.

(back to 2013 colouring)

This is a fun top.

I need to make another, more elegant version in a drapey fabric. One more like Rhonda’s and less like the 70’s.

Yeah baby.

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8 Responses to Rhonda’s flutter sleeve top

  1. You are groovin’ in this! Totally fab!

  2. Looks like the perfect hot-weather top!

  3. carol456 says:

    I’m going over to get this pattern. It really is cute and perfect for this time of year.

  4. Judith says:

    This top looks like a lot of fun! Just perfect for this time of year…J

  5. CherryPix says:

    Perfect for those heat-blast days! I think a slinky fabric version would work well too… and look quite a bit different. Go on, just whip one up 😉

  6. sewbussted says:

    Thank you for the offer of the fabric. I would love to have it! How about a trade? I have the black, dove grey, camel and teal blue wool crepe that I posted over my birthday week. Let me know if you would like a piece of one of the colors.

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