It was a year ago when I started using my Basic Tees pattern as the basis to make these cowl neck tops.
Do you remember them? And do you remember that I promised to offer the instructions as a free download to use in conjunction with your Basic Tees pattern? Well, I didn't forget my promise and am happy to let you know that for anyone who already has a Basic Tees paper pattern, you can now download the free instructions to make your Basic Tees into a super chic SPY TOP!
Spy Top?! I know it's an odd name...but I can't get it out of my head ever since Lil started calling her cowl neck Basic Tees her Spy Top because she can pull the cowl up over her face and spy on people without them knowing who she is! So, Spy Top it is!!!
If you weren't around last year, or missed these tops somehow then here's the overview...
I was short on time (after a new baby) and had an itching to sew something. It was the middle of Winter and Lil was lacking long-sleeved tops but I wanted to pretty them up somehow. After a bit of playing around I took my Basic Tees pattern and added a cosy cowl neck, long skinny arm cuffs and a hem cuff and have been addicted to them ever since! I've made lots for Lil and the cousins (photos to come) and am dying to have a go at making one for myself - I think it would rock!
Also, I have revised the original Basic Tees pattern and included the Spy Top variation as part of the whole pattern now. So any Basic Tees patterns which stores purchase from now on will have the Spy Top variation included in it.
AND I have just finished changing the Basic Tees pattern into PDF format so it is now avaliable as an instant PDF download - and yes, the PDF download includes the Spy Top variation as well!
* Anyone who owns a copy of Basic Tees - go here to download your free Spy Top variation.
* Any Basic Tees paper patterns shops order from now on will include the Spy Top variation, and
* Basic Tees is now avaliable as an instant download PDF pattern (with the Spy Top variation included.)
Oh, and to celebrate...the Basic Tees PDF pattern is on sale for 1 week at the reduced price of $10 so purchase it now and add this classic, everyday piece to your collection! (Sale ends Friday 15th June.)
Stay tuned...I wasn't lying when I said I am addicted to making these tops, I'll be flooding the blog with them very soon!