Tessuti Kate Top #2

Tessuti Kate Top #2

Posted by Helen | September 5, 2016 | Into My Closet
Tessuti Kate Top by Helen's Closet

One of the things that has become apparent to me while constructing my me-made wardrobe is that I am lacking basic tops to pair with my me-made bottoms!  I have made some tops, but they have all been in fun prints and colours, making it difficult to pair them with my bottoms (also in fun prints and colours).   I like the look of a bold garment paired with a neutral, so the outfit balances out nicely.  

Tessuti Kate Top by Helen's Closet
Tessuti Kate Top by Helen's Closet

I’m taking steps to rectify this issue with this simple Tessuti Kate top.  I found this teal cotton lawn at a scrap sale at my local fabric shop and I’m glad I picked it up.  The pattern doesn’t require very much fabric, so I was able to squeeze it out of this scrap and add some length to boot!  My first Kate top was made from quilting cotton and it is a bit too short and boxy,  This time I am much happier with the results and the added length makes it easier to tuck into skirts or culottes.

Tessuti Kate Top by Helen's Closet

I love the way this pattern is finished along the hem.  It features side slits and walks you through how to perfectly enclose the seam allowances on the inside.  It is a very satisfying make for this reason, I really enjoy the process.  

Tessuti Kate Top by Helen's Closet Tessuti Kate Top by Helen's Closet

The bias binding on this top is the trickiest part, but it yields a beautiful result.  I also added a pocket to my version, using the pocket from the Grainline Studio Alder Shirtdress.

Tessuti Kate Top by Helen's Closet Tessuti Kate Top by Helen's Closet

Do you need more basic tops?  Consider the Kate!  It also comes with a high-neck view with a button closure on the back.

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This is really cute on you Helen! I love that colour and I think the little bit extra length gives it the perfect fit.

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