Pink and Fuchsia Jersey Top

I’ve been rather shell shocked since completing the 30 Day Dress, and knew the only way back to the sewing machine was through instant gratification.

This pink and fuchsia cotton jersey from Mood Fabrics was one of those fabrics I ordered just because…….


 and it turned out to be my saving grace. Buy a fabric you love and the pattern will appear 😉

I couldn’t think beyond the word  e a s y  and selected Simplicity 1613, View D – a great remedy for the jaded sewer!


View D requires crosswise stretch only so most any knit will work, but this cotton feels quite wonderful against my skin.


I discovered the pattern runs slightly large – ok for now since my top is very casual, but I plan to cut a smaller size next time. IMG_5580

And there will be a next time – maybe in a linen jersey (very Eileen Fisher) one of Mood’s metallic jerseys.

But now it’s time to head back to more involved projects and I’m super excited about my next one in DVF Lace.

304031Until soon!



  • Peter
    May 13, 2014

    What a perfect top — and that color looks wonderful on you!

    • Goodbye Valentino
      May 14, 2014

      Not so sure about perfect but I do love the color 🙂 Many thanks, Peter!

  • Amanda S.
    May 13, 2014

    Cute top, perfect for summer. Ooh, that DVF lace is to die for! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  • Manju
    May 13, 2014

    Very cute top. Yep after the dress I imagine you needed something simpler!

  • sallie
    May 13, 2014

    I love these sort of projects! I like to think of them as a sewing ‘palate cleanser’! Great job – such a fun, bright top!

    • Goodbye Valentino
      May 14, 2014

      Great term – palette cleanser…….! and it was just what I needed before taking on a more complicated project. 🙂 Many thanks, Sallie!

  • Great wearable top, that pink is lovely on you! Very excited to see what you do with that lace!

    • Goodbye Valentino
      May 14, 2014

      Thank you, Fiona! I’m excited about the lace too 🙂

  • Lori
    May 13, 2014

    Your top is so pretty, Sarah, just the perfect jump start to many summer garments.

  • Knits are great for getting the instant gratification fix. What a nice happy colour.

  • Goodbye Valentino
    May 14, 2014

    Thanks, Sandra! It was just what I needed to make 🙂

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    May 18, 2014

    I agree – I’ve found stitching with knits to be the perfect cure to a sewing hangover, so easy and so comfortable!