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Here is the reveal of my finished twist top from the 01/2019 issue, and I love how it turned out! I had a very busy January – so I needed a quick sew project for the month, and this top was just that. It came all together within an afternoon and I used up this nubby striped knit I had that is all part of my year plan to sew up a capsule wardrobe. Read on to see more photos and which pattern I’m sewing from the February issue


The pattern that I used again is our #113 from the 01/2019 issue, and you can find in variation A & B. I was drawn to the asymmetrical hemline and though it had a nice drape do it.


I cut and sewed my usual size 38 for this top, and it was a great fit! I would perhaps make it again a size or two larger for another over-sized version in a more sweater knit.

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The casual nature of this top is great, and I think it’s going to be a fabulous and wearable addition to my capsule collection.


You can also dress it up a bit like I did hear with statement jewelry and a dark pair of slim jeans – but this could also be a piece to wear with stretchy pants for a lazy day that you can also look chic for! To see more images of my project click here.

If you want to sew this together, click the image below to see my tutorial post:


Ok so now I can check off the long sleeve top, but what shall I make in February? Well, as soon as I saw this trench coat I knew it had to fill that box…

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Now to go fabric shopping! But I first need your help, do I go with a shade of beige? Or sew this trench in something more fun?

Happy Sewing!

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    Feb 13, 2019, 10.24 PMby kerekeva

    Hi Meg,

    my recommendation would be coral, copper or rust color for the trench coat. It will suit you so well with your color completion!

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    Feb 12, 2019, 03.59 PMby Caroline1239

    So CUTE on you Meg! Love the way you added the sleeves. It is so flattering.

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      Feb 12, 2019, 05.45 PMby MegH

      Thank you!!

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    Feb 12, 2019, 11.42 AMby BelindaAlice

    I love it Meg Definately copying yours

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      Feb 12, 2019, 05.45 PMby MegH


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    Feb 7, 2019, 12.15 PMby Mayke27

    Cute top! Beige is a classic and will go with everything, BUT a subtle print might be easy to combine with everything too and is perhaps more spring-y :) (the sun is out today and I instantly feel like sewing for spring haha)

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    Feb 7, 2019, 08.30 AMby Sewcat57

    This top is fabulous! And for the trench coat, even if beige is a trend this year, I think it’s also great and far more wearable in dark or in a night blue. Especially in a capsule wardrobe… Best!

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    Feb 7, 2019, 06.28 AMby maryanndoherty

    That turned out really well. The fabric and cut are very flattering.

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    Feb 7, 2019, 01.40 AMby jenbot

    Really cute! Looks fabulous on you, too. I’ve been eyeing this one – think I will have to sew one up.

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