Pattern: Calypso Colour Block Top & Hoodie
Designer: Sinclair Patterns
Fabrics: Floral Cheetahs, Deep Teal & Rust French Terry from Sew Unique Fabrics
Measurements: Chest: 44″; Waist 39″; Hips 48″
Size made: US 22
Adjustments: None
Pros: It’s no secret I love colour blocking and this one is now a firm fave. Perfect to show off coordinating colours
Cons: The front pockets required a bit of concentration but came out beautiful


The Wrap Up:

I can not love this sew enough. The colour matching with the deep teal, rust and funky floral cheetah print as just so 🎉. Using a projector also meant I was able to get some pretty awesome pattern placement on all my pieces. Another tick for projector sewing! If you’re curious, my blog about it is here: Projector Sewing Blog

Sinclair patterns have some really beautiful patterns and this was no exception. I do sometimes find the construction of their patterns a little strange, but it always comes out so nicely, so I just have to trust the process sometimes! haha. The front pocket on this one is one example, I was a little skeptical how it would come together, but the way it blends into the front so seamlessly is gorgeous. I’m already planning more. There is never enough time to sew all the beautiful things!

I am also a huge fan of the cowl neck look. I love that its so warm and snuggly without the bulk of a hood. Hoods also are deceptively fabric hungry whereas cowl necks take much less fabric but still have a great look and are warm, especially with these Melbourne winter days!

This is a perfect pattern if you have limited accent fabric as its great to splice in with solids. I definitely encourage you to give it a go.