Top – Simplicity 2863

Vintage, double knit fabric purchased at a thrift store for around $2. I had just enough for a top. This came together very quickly using Simplicity 2863, view C by Built by Wendy.

I've used this pattern once before, a variation on view A. The biggest drawback of using a thick fabric for this design is the lack of shaping in the pattern. The other views, feature waist shaping elastic. To create some shape, I added darts to the back. The buttons on the tabs are ones from my stash leftover from a rainbow plaid side button dress I made in high school. I'm still a little undecided on this top, although I have worn it once. I think the style just doesn't flatter me as well as others. This is a boxy style with a high neck (above collar bone). But it's very easy to sew and a great beginner project.


  1. very cute top! looks perfect for summer

  2. Love the top and love the fact that you use vintage fabrics in your creations. Do you sell anything? I have a small boutique in Yuma, AZ and the focus is vintage, eco-friendly products. I will have a blog soon, so I will link you to it and maybe we can chat if you are interested!

  3. Thanks Sherri! Sounds great!


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