St Tropez Scoop Neck – snakeskin & linen – FREE SEWING PATTERN

St-Tropez-Scoop-black-sqaureI just HAD to show you my newest make. It’s another version of a top you may have seen already, the St Tropez Scoop Neck. One of my FREE sewing patterns available for download – here’s the pattern. This one here has a completely different look and it shows the shape off much better than my original patterned version. Here’s a link back to the other one in case you missed it.


This has been a staple in my wardrobe ever since I made it – you can never have too many loose fitting grey tops in my opinion. It was originally based on the yellow top I am wearing on my home page picture (that someone must have once pinned somewhere and has been floating around Pinterest ever since.) I think I’m going to end up making it in 100 different colours because the shape seems to go with everything.

Maybe its asking for trouble but the fabric I used in this one here is a very dark grey linen with a crease printed onto it.  Does linen need any more creasing than it already has? I don’t think so. But I loved the idea of it anyway. Both the fabrics for this top come from Fabworks Mill Shop – they are now selling fabrics online, should you be tempted.St-Tropez-Scoop-black-detail

snake-dressAnd then, just to sharpen it up a little, I have finished the sleeves in a fabulous leather-look python print. I like the way it takes the edge off the prettiness and is a lovely contrast of textures. This black dress from H&M is another good example of how to use python print without looking over the top. Keep your fabric colours the same  and just use the snakeskin as a texture change. I love a bit of animal print but I think less is more, or you end up looking like Bet Lynch, (iconic British soap star, for you Americans!) which, however fabulous she may be, is NOT a look I aspire to.


You can find step-by-step instructions for making The St Tropez Scoop Neck, including how to achieve the little tucks and tips for changing the pattern’s neckline on the original post.



If anyone wants to upload a picture of their finished pieces to their own blog or site once they have made them, just send me a link and I will include it in my post so that other people can see your version.