Stripy floral Nora top

Sometimes, there's nothing more satisfying than a speedy make and the Nora Top from Tilly and the Buttons is just the ticket! It's taken our sewing community by storm, with so many amazing versions out there already.

These last few weeks I've been beavering away on a couple of involved makes for Charlotte, but I get antsy when I don't have a selfish project on the go, so this quick and easy make was a good way to stay sane.

There's really not a lot to say as the pattern is such a breeze to follow. I sized down due the boxy/relaxed fit and the only change I made was to slightly shorten the sleeves, which are purposefully extra long. Also, I'm not a fan of how high necks feel, so I opted for the narrow neckband instead. For the hem, I went for cropped and stepped with side seams.

My fabric is a medium-weight knit from a stall on Leicester Market and it cost a whopping £1 per metre. I was hoping for a wearable muslin and ended up with a sweater I love. 

Nora lends itself to SO many different variations that I can see why so many fellow stitchers have become addicted. I certainly see more in my future.

Have you fallen for Nora?


  1. My Nora pattern just arrived the other day so I've been perusing everyone else's Nora for inspiration (incl. yours!) and have to say I love them all.

  2. Yes, I have fallen. I have but the fabric it is on the way so it was interesting to hear about the neck change and going down a size because I think I will need to do that too. What a bargain - totally wearable, never mind a muslin. Jo xxx

    1. Glad you found my sizing info helpful, Jo! Hope you enjoy making this!

  3. Wow this look really amazing. I really loved the color combination. Very attractive to eyes. This looks really unique. I don't have this type of dress in my wardrobe. Soon I am going to buy this one. Please let me know where I can get this type of dress or did you know any shops where I can get this type of material. Online is also fine. I don't want to miss this topic.

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