The “I don’t know you” Top

The Facts
Fabric: Black and White Printed Cotton
Pattern: Kwik Sew 3691
Year: 2011?
Notions: Thread and Interfacing
Time to complete: about 3 hours
First worn: To Melbourne Cup Celebrations and to the trains, then dinner…
Wear again? Yes easily
Total Cost: $40

I had another crack at this easy top I attempted for The “That’s Torn It” Top. Mark took photos on a a family outing to Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society. So much for family time it ended up with one of the kids refusing to be with us and then the little getting himself lost for a while.

This is a great little top if you are smallish in the bust – as it creates the illusion of a little more in that area. If you have plenty – I would opt for something with minimal detail and a lower neckline.

Again, the sewing was super easy, The cotton I used did not drape beautifully like that silk did. While I really like the graphic print, the fabric creased rather badly after the car ride and I looked quite pregnant, or it could be all the Christmas mince pies I have been eating lately.

It’s a great top for work and I feel quite dressed up in it, it will be useful this summer – and the Jacaranda’s are in flower – aren’t they pretty!

More on the trains on my blog



Trish lives in Sydney and has way more thrifted patterns and fabric than her fair share. She studied fashion design in her former life and sews while trying to not to burn the dinner.


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  1. Very pretty! I’m guessing the title is from the one who didn’t want to be seem with you…it gets better : ) I keep having to remind myself that those of you in the southern hemisphere are in SUMMER, whereas the Jacarand trees here all look a little sad. I don’t think the shirt makes your tummy look “big”, I think it looks great on you.

  2. It’s so cold here! I’m envious of the cute summer top you are able to wear right now. It has a very cool graphic pattern I think it looks really nice on you so don’t let a few wrinkles bother you.;)

  3. Isn’t it lovely to finally have some warm weather. I did like your first effort with this pattern and the new top is great. Simple yet classy.

  4. Yay! I’m glad you conquered this pattern, and I love the super punch pattern on the fabric.

    I’m so envious of the jacaranda trees. It may be summer here, but Welly is too cold for jacaranda, and they are one of my favourite flowers.