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Sewing for Autumn

on August 22, 2018

Unfortunately Autumn is coming, Im defiantly a sunny day girl and love the Summer. I’m now starting to look for Autumn patterns that will keep me warm in the horrible yucky British weather that is about to come. So I’m always looking for different patterns, all too often lately you see the same pattern being created over and over, its silly. So to find a designer that is truly innovative is wonderful and really refreshing.

Rebecca Page’s patterns are really feminine and wonderfully simple, so I really  loved sewing something a little different than I normally wouldn’t try, you know, you’ve seen my makes. So I wanted to make the Neve blouse its an oversized baggy top that would look cool with jeans, trousers, skirts and shorts.


I used a lightweight cotton jersey, I’d had it for a while just hanging around and thought this would make the perfect type of fabric for this top, because it floaty and hangs lovely.

The pattern was easy to put together and the instructions are amazing, so informative. The thing I love about Rebecca Pages patterns is that if you don’t have an overlocker/serger she gives you all the instructions to create the items with a normal sewing machine, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. The instructions for the Neve are easy to understand and any beginner could make it.


What I love is the elasticated front, just gently gathering the fabric as it crosses over the front of the body, it gives a real feminine line. The back hangs down longer than the front which is a bit quirky and you know I like a bit of quirky 🙂 Its so fun and comfortable to wear, Ive already planned my next one in a woven fabric, maybe a lovely floaty cotton lawn or silky fabric, both would work well with this pattern.

This looks lovely its from Pink scissors fabric and its a lovely cotton from Nutex, I think it would look funky.

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I see more Rebecca page patterns in my future, she’s got a great variation of patterns, so which to do next, maybe a nice Peggy pencil skirt to go with this top, or a lovely pair of Pippa pants, Ive had that pattern for a couple of weeks and haven’t found the time to create them yet, maybe this weekend is the perfect time as the weather is turning a little bit more like the traditional British summertime, basically raining all the time.

Check out all of Rebecca Pages patterns here for women and girls and defiantly download the great free ones, the Portia party dress  is amazingly versatile.


Please visit all the stops on the Turning the Page: Sewing for the Changing Seasons Blog Tour with Rebecca Page. Don’t forget to comment on the blogs each day and enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win some fantastic prizes from our fabric sponsors!

  1. August 20: Rebecca Page (Intro), SewjournsSoul fed on Thread
  2. August 21: Sarcastic Sewist, PatchWitchFlaxfield Sewing by Anca
  3. August 22: Princesse et TresorsBellephant, The Scatty Sewer
  4. August 23: BigFlyNotions, Stitched by Jennie, Millie’s Place Handmade
  5. August 24: Sweet Sprocket, Australian Sewing, Advice & Inspiration, The Sewing Unicorn
  6. August 25: LIVIALITYDiskordia’s Curvy Sewing, Simply Kyra
  7. August 26: Seams So Lo, Middle River Studio, Jot Designs

Happy Scatty sewing everyone xx


22 responses to “Sewing for Autumn

  1. Agnes B. Bullock says:

    LOVE your Neeve- perfect fabric and color for you!

  2. SimplyKyra says:

    Love your top. Makes me want to make it too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nikki says:

    Your Neve looks awesome! I usually don’t like shirts that are short in the front, but this one is so tempting 😍

  4. Gorgeous Neve and model. ❤

  5. Ohhh I need Neve in my life. You look fantastic!

  6. How lovely your Neve looks on you. Looks so comfortable.

  7. Trisha says:

    The Neve looks great on you!

  8. Your Neve looks great! I think a fun cotton lawn would make a great Neve too!

  9. Kristin Rohde says:

    Well done! Neve looks amazing!

  10. Sheila Hlushak says:

    Rebecca Page patterns are the best. Awesome post, thanks.

  11. Joyce Dobbyn says:

    I would love to make the Neve, but I have a big gut and am afraid it would accentuate it.

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