The Mullet Top – New Look 6286

August 22, 2014


So incredibly glad to finally be back behind a sewing machine again!

I know fall is around the corner, but I’m cramming in as much summer sewing as possible. To get back into the swing of things I made this simple sleeveless top, New Look 6286. Easy enough you really don’t need the sewing instructions.

This top is so incredibly comfortable and flattering. It can be worn with jeans…


or if you’re feeling saucy, with shorts. And from the back, it looks like a dress.


I used a gauzy fabric I’ve had in my stash for ages so its origins are unknown. Gauzy enough that I felt compelled to add a lining to the bodice. I referenced Connie Long’s “Easy Guide to Sewing Lining” which is a part of my must-have sewing library.


For the hem, I used my narrow hemmer foot ’cause anything else would have been too much effort. The ties weren’t necessary so I didn’t add them.

Narrow Hem

For a special touch, a pearl closure.


Quick and easy always win and I’m really pleased with how this turned out.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Faye Lewis August 23, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Love your new top especially in that gauzy fabric. I picked up that pattern weeks ago but of course I haven’t gotten to it yet. Nice to see yours all made up.

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