Molly Top von Sew Over It
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TNT Pattern Molly Top from Sew Over It

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After showing you my greatly unpractical Burda Style Sixties dress in my last post, I am going to show you the direct opposite in this one: my first TNT pattern, the Molly Top from Sew Over It. I just LOVE this top! I rarely sew the same pattern twice – I am much to distracted by my ever-growing pattern stash, and I love learning new techniques. But I really fell in love with Molly – it’s such a practical, yet stylish top!

Molly Top Sew Over It


Molly Top von Sew Over It sitzend


Molly Top von Sew Over It

It super versatile to style – I recently discovered that it even makes a perfect top to wear beneath a blazer to work! Plus, I perfected my sway-back adjustment method for tops without back seams on this pattern, so it holds a special place in my heart (you can find a tutorial for the method here – it’s in German, but the pictures should make it easily understandable nevertheless). Anyhow, back to this Molly version: I used a striped modal jersey from Sweet Mercerie (if you don’t know them yet, check them out – the online store is based in Portugal, but they have reasonable shipping rates, and their fabric selection is beautiful!). The fabric recommendation from Sew Over It actually calls for a lighter fabric if you are making the top version – but as you can see, it works quite well with a stable jersey as well! I copied Lisa’s example and played around with cutting the neckback along the grainline to get an extra effect with the stripes.

Top Molly von Sew Over It


Molly Top von Sew Over It


Molly Top von Sew Over It

That worked great with this fabric, but I really do recommend checking the stretch on your fabric – you might end up with a neckline that won’t let you pull the shirt over your head :-)! I have written copiously about the fitting changes that I made to the pattern in my first Molly Post – so I’ll get right to the Flying Needle sewing blog summary!

Pattern: Molly Top from Sew Over It’s ebook “Capsule Wardrobe – City Break”, sewn up in size 8

Fabric: striped modal jersey from Sweet Mercerie

Changes made: Shortened the pattern and made a sway back adjustment

Summary: Molly is my first TNT pattern – I have made the top three times by now, and I am sure many more will follow!

What about you? What is your favorite TNT pattern?

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Molly Top von Sew Over It


  1. This is such a classic top, I’m not surprised you love it because it looks amazing!

    1. Melanie

      Thank you so much!

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