Maya Tops

I love simple tops patterns! This love is well documented in my posts about the Salme Kimono Tee the Drop sleeve blouse and the Claudia top.

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I tried the Maya top pattern by Marilla Walker a while ago and found it a little too boxy. I recently decided to try the pattern again and realised what the fuss is about! Better late than never!

I sized down from my recommended size on the size chart as I wanted less ease. However, I knew I need the room in the sleeves from the larger size. I followed this tutorial from the curvy sewing collective adding 2cm on the front and back kimono sleeves. I cut the length of the sleeves at size 8 (the rest of the top is a 3) I also scooped out the front neckline a little more.

I made this linen version which was a GODSENT on our trip to Europe. It kept me cool and drip-dried overnight after being washed in the sink.

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This pattern is PERFECT for using lots of lovely remnants and small cuts of designer fabrics like this crowded faced cotton lawn from Miss Maude. I only ordered 1 meter and have some scraps leftover.

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Same pattern details as above. I finished the neckline with bias binding and a Kylie and the Machine label.

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My latest version of this pattern was an exercise in recycling! The front panel was leftovers from my bias-cut skirt. I didn’t have enough for the back so I used some offcuts from a dress. Since the skirt of the dress was narrower than the top I couldn’t cut the top on the fold. Instead, I cut two back pieces with extra space to allow for a centre back band.

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I added buttons from Arrowmountain to the centre back band for some interest. I don’t need to undo them but they add a nice detail. They are flat enough not to be annoying when I’m sitting down.

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This top is my favourite of the three. I love the mix of fabrics and being able to use scraps in a creative way – one of my favourite things about sewing!

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I know there will be more versions of this pattern in my future.

Happy sewing!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Trin Hope says:

    They’re all beautiful – but the recycled version is my fave too! I love the Maya I have in my wardrobe, need to revisit the pattern. Trin

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