A Leopard Print Nikko Top

Disclaimer – Fabric gifted from Like Sew Amazing,

as part of the Like Sew Amazing blogger team. 

Hi guys! I haven’t posted on the blog in so long. So here I am, showing my face… and this cheeky little top I whipped up last weekend. I keeping seeing leopard print absolutely everywhere on the high street. I’m not sure it’s exactly ‘my thing’, but when I saw this teal jersey pop up on Like Sew Amazing’s instagram stories, I was all of the heart eyes!

And after making the dress version of Nikko in December, I’ve been excited to make the top version too. I guess the reason being that the fit is just perfect. It’s quite tight fitting, but I quite like that! Tight in the right places, you know?!

And just a word of warning – if you plan to make a Nikko top or dress at any point – do make sure you follow the guidance on the amount of stretch your fabric needs. Otherwise you won’t get this over your head! 

This was such a quick make – I surprised even myself! Just what I needed when I hadn’t sewn anything much for a while. It took 1 hr 45 mins total… all completed within nap time – how incredible is that?!

I just used the sewing machine too. My laziness prevented me from being bothered to change the thread colour on the overlocker…. so I just stuck to using the stretch stitch on my sewing machine. And I have to say – it worked out absolutely fine. 

This top is a perfect wardrobe staple – and my plan was that this could be worn tucked into high waisted jeans or worn underneath some dungarees. 

Super happy with this make! Hope you guys like it too.

Pattern: True Bias, Nikko Top

Fabric: Leopard print jersey from Like Sew Amazing

Size made: 4 graded to 6 towards the hip

Adjustments made: Shortened sleeves

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