Papercut Patterns Moana Top

Oh, how I love this top! Of course it has a ruffle! I said I would be back with my other Papercut patterns make and here it is- the Moana! There is also a version to make a dress with a gathered skirt but as I’ve said before, I really needed more tops in my wardrobe. This pattern is so perfect for wearing with high waisted pants and can be layered up with a cardigan (that I immediately put on after these photos were taken)!

I made this top in just a couple hours. I made one change to the pattern. This pattern calls for an exposed zipper at the back of the neck but I’m not a fan of exposed zippers. Since this pattern has a facing, I just stitched up that seam so I would have a slit and I added a piece of elastic and button at the top. It worked perfectly!

As far as fit, I cut the smallest size and I’m pretty happy with it. I was worried it was going to be too short in the front because I have a long torso but it’s actually perfect. The arm holes could maybe be a little smaller but I don’t think it’s necessary. I think the next time I make one, I will adjust the placement of the bodice darts slightly.

THIS FABRIC! I placed my first order with Sew Me Sunshine. If you haven’t heard of this fabric shop before, it’s run by Harriet in the UK and she stocks the most amazing fabrics. I’ve been wanting to order from her for such a long time. One night I felt like browsing, and I had to order this Woodland viscose. It’s such a pretty berry color that I don’t have in my wardrobe and it has the cutest little woodland animals on it. The fabric is made in Spain and is so lovely. I was really worried about working with viscose but it sewed up beautifully.

I’m so excited about this top and I can already tell that I’m going to get a lot of wear out it!


Papercut Patterns Kyoto Tee

I almost forgot to share this tee! I think you know by now that I love a good ruffle so I immediately added this pattern to my list when I discovered it last year. It’s the Kyoto tee/ sweater by Papercut Patterns. There’s a short sleeve version and a sweater version with long sleeves, hem band and cuffs. I had initially planned to make the long sleeve version because it was more practical for winter. I came across this knit at Joann’s though and couldn’t help sewing a springy tee! This knit is soft, lightweight and has such a pretty floral print on it.

I made this in less than two hours so it was a speedy make. I had no issues with the construction and was really pleased with how this turned out. I absolutely need to make more of these in solid colors! I can see myself wearing this all the time. I really need more tops in my wardrobe that I can wear with jeans. I suppose I should try to make a long sleeve version in the near future so I can actually wear it now! I bought a couple Papercut patterns during their Black Friday sale last year and if you follow me on Instagram then you already know I’ve made the other. I have another blog post planned for next week with it!