Hello Banksia

Friday 2 February 2018

Hello Banksia - Pattern Review

Banksia Woven Fabric Top
I have days when all I want to do is throw on a comfy top and a pair of jeans. These days as I work at home, I want to get dressed, dress my daughter and go! But I still want to look like I've made an effort and here is wear my pretty fabric Banksia Top by Megan Nielsen Patterns comes in.

Made with a woven cotton fabric in  just one metre, the Banksia top was launched last Autumn. I was lucky to be a pattern tester last year and I have worn this top again and again. It's so relaxed with a soft drape, no buttons and easy to pull on and go with a lovely fitted sleeve.

 I choose to hack mine and put a contrast bias binding on the collar and a pretty bow to a little vintage style touch. The rounded neck fits so perfectly and doesn't gape.

The top flairs slightly at the waist so it's doesn't need any darts and looks great with shiny jeans to balance the tunic style waist and give a slimming effect. It would look great as a maternity top in the early stages of pregnancy and it's bump perfect!

The PDF pattern was so easy to stick together and the waste paper after piecing up so so minimal. I would really recommend this pattern if (like me) you don't like putting PDF patterns together.

I now want to make a Spring version with longer sleeves. Follow me on Instagram @crafternoonteas for more sewing chat on my stories.

I have made it my new years resolution to blog more and make more. What's yours?

Have a great weekend!

Sam x