Me Made May Day 6: Maya Top

Top: Maya Top from Marilla Walker (fabric from Marimekko)
Pants: Taking Shape
Shoes: Empress

Day six of Me Made May is one of my most regularly worn own-makes.

This simple box top is Marilla Walker’s Maya top, and it’s a really good beginner’s sewing pattern. No set in sleeves, just a front and a back. you can even skip the sleeve and neckline facings if you’re being lazy, though I wouldn’t recommend it, as they give the top a much more polished look.

I made this top using some Marimekko fabric that I bought as a remnant from Make Designed Objects. I love Marimekko clothes, but they’re usually well and truly out of my price range, but the Maya top takes just 1.5m of fabric, meaning with just a little bit of time spent behind the sewing machine I managed to make a versatile piece of Marimekko clothing for less than $100. Hurrah!

I wore the top today with my favourite slim leg pants from Taking Shape and wide fit flats from Empress Australia (so comfortable, OMG).

2 thoughts on “Me Made May Day 6: Maya Top

  1. Good to see you looking so well Your fashion style is amazing wonderfull

    color combinations thank you for your posts .a beautifull mother and child lots of love larissa

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