I’m always on the hunt for quick, cozy top patterns and was excited to try out the Hideaway from Striped Swallow Designs. I think it took longer to decide on fabric than it did to sew up this cute top!
This pattern is meant to be off the shoulder but I used a simple hack Mandalynn posted on her Instagram. I simply skipped cutting the neckline and hemmed the neck opening 1/2″ before sewing up the shoulder seams. Since it’s a dolman top and only four pieces, it came together in a heartbeat!
This reverse french terry I picked up in LA was perfect. It has excellent drape and I love the muted camo print. Funny story and bonus for all you local peeps: I wore this top out running errands and stopped in to my local fabric shop, Fabric Center on Redwood Rd. They totally have this exact fabric in stock! It felt a little like when you’re shopping at Target and walk past the display only to realize you’re wearing the same top as the mannequin- doh!
I love the silhouette of this top and that it’s a bit out of my comfort zone. I already want to sew up a few more to get me through our cold winter months. I’d love a cozy sweater knit version and you can never have too much french terry!