Here’s a quick and fun project that is great for stash-busting! This is the Rosella Top by The Sewing Revival.

Frivolous at Last - Rosella Top

I used a bunch of leftover/unused jersey knits from my stash including these fun octopi leftover from the McCall’s 6886 dress I made. The cuffs and hem band are hot pink to match the contrast colour on the octopi (my camera canNOT seem to capture that colour properly — sorry), and the back is a plain black jersey.


The design of the top is very simple, but I love how it allows for playing with colour blocking and mixing various fabrics, including a combination of wovens and knits if desired.

Frivolous at Last - Rosella Top - back view

The sample Rosella Tops shown on The Sewing Revival pattern website are great inspiration for mixing various prints and patterns — florals and stripes, burnout mesh and cotton jersey, etc. Janine, the designer behind this indie pattern company, really has an... [read more]