Like a good friend, a warm bath and a camomile tea, the dreamy Peppermint Tansey Top will always be there for you. Market wanders? Impromptu lunch date? Roadside flower-foraging? She’s got your back (and check out that gorgeous gather at the yoke!). 

With her boxy fit and carefree flair, you’ll be reaching for your Tansey the second she’s done on the clothesline. Prepare to make multiples as she’s an easy sew (no buttons or zips!).  In fact, confident stitchers could whip one up in less than two hours. You’re going to love the simple-but-stylish little details on this soon-to-be-staple slipover, like the wide turned-up cuffs and that sweet dipped hem at the back.  

The Tansey is our very first official ‘Peppermint Pattern’ and to bring our vision to life, we worked with renowned fashion educator, designer and consultant Thuy Nguyen of Fashion360. Based in Brisbane, Thuy has worked with major Australian labels and is known for her considered approach to body shapes and immaculate detail. 

As for fabric, we chose Spoonflower’s Cotton Poplin in the most heavenly print, Watercolor Abstract Indigo Sky, by Amber Gibbs – a surface pattern designer based in Portland, Oregon.

We heart our sewing partner Spoonflower for helping to make this pattern possible! From fabric to wallpaper to home decor, Spoonflower is one of the largest marketplaces for designs by independent artists from around the world. They are committed to taking steps to reduce environmental and negative impacts as much as possible, making their products with water-based inks and thoughtfully sourced materials using their innovative, on-demand printing process. 

Each order is printed in the USA by their team of manufacturing experts, and when you make a purchase, an independent artist earns up to 15 per cent royalties on their design. Pop over to Spoonflower for inspiration for your next me-made project.

We can’t wait to see your creations – don’t forget to tag #PeppermintPatterns and #PeppermintTanseyTop to share your makes!

Sewing Level: Beginner

Size Range: A-P (Four sizes: A-D, E-H, I-L, M-P – see chart)

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The print version of Issue 61 comes with a free printed pattern of the Tansey Top! Current subscribers will also receive the digital pattern for free (your code is printed on the envelope your mag was posted in).

The digital pattern is also free when you buy a digital copy of Issue 61 directly from us, or you can purchase it here under our ‘pay-what-you-like’ initiative – how cool is that?!


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