In this post we will cover:
- Selecting fabric for your top.
- Going through what supplies you will need.
The Sagebrush is designed for woven fabrics. You have a lot of options when it comes to fabric. The only thing you are going to want to avoid is fabrics that are too heavy. The Sagebrush looks gorgeous in rayon challis, silk of all kinds, voile, lawn, shirting, linen, tencel, it would even look great in a quilting cotton!
Keep in mind that the sleeves are very gathered. If your fabric has a lot of body the sleeve volume will be more pronounced. In drapey fabrics you get more of a loose billowy vibe.
Below are a couple versions of the Sagebrush in different fabrics!
This version was made from a lightweight cotton gingham fabric. I love this fabric weight because it has a bit of body without feeling too overpowering for the style.
This version was made from an embroidered rayon challis fabric. This fabric has more drape and you can see how different it makes the sleeves lay. The weight and drape of this fabric give it more of a blousy look and I personally like this top tucked or untucked!
You don’t need a lot of extra notions for the Sagebrush. Below is a list of everything we use to finish this project:
- The Sagebrush Top pattern - You can purchase the pattern here.
- 1 yard ½” wide elastic
- Matching thread
- Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Sewing machine
- An iron and an ironing surface
- A safety pin