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Introducing the AnyTime Topper

You’ve seen them in ready-to-wear boutiques and on the runways and now  you can make your own! My new Anytime Topper pattern is quick, easy, stylish and so very versatile that you’ll want to make one for every occasion. I love the fact this pattern is ideal for upcycling. This block print fabric was a tablecloth in it’s former life. The fabric possibilities are endless!

Purple fabric flowers
My mom, Donna, has been a great help with Topper samples! She’s kind of addicted and you’ll love her enthusiasm in this fun video where we’re discussing the options we’ve discovered. 
This is a sample from the full length video that is part of the AnyTime Topper Online Bonus Content, accessible from the QR code in the pattern. 

Now here is a look inside the pattern. This is a new style that includes lots of photos to inspire you, as well as instructions for making the design in a variety of styles and fabrics.  Watch now

More Ideas for the AnyTime Topper 

The Topper design was originally part of my Vintage Made Modern Bandana Course last year. We loved it so much that we started exploring more length and fabric options and soon the Anytime Topper pattern was born! My daughter, Emma, is modeling the Bandana version above. And, by the way, if you love Bandanas like I do, you’ll enjoy the Bandana Course, too!! Click here to learn more about it!

Three Lengths to Choose From!

Soft sweaters

AnyTime Topper

NOTE: This Pattern is a PDF Download. This is an Instant PDF Download. A wrap, shrug, robe, or beach cover-up. This loose fitting, versatile style can go from casual to a cocktail party depending on fabric choice. The quick and easy construction make it as fun to make, as it is to wear. The pattern includes two sizes (S-XL), (2X-3X), with mid-hip (short), just below the knee (medium), and mid-calf (long) length options. Inspiring ideas for upcycling fabrics like scarfs and kitchen linens are featured in fifteen color photos. Pattern includes eight page PDF with instructions and diagrams for making an AnyTime Topper from yard goods, as well as upcycling instructions for creating a Topper from a scarf or tablecloth, bandanas and cotton toweling.


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  1. Roberta

    My workplace is Freezing! I was wondering if heavy fabrics (thinking fleece or even pre-quilted) would work. Thanks

    • Amy Barickman

      Hi Roberta, Sorry to hear your office is so cold. Yes! We made an AnyTime Topper in Polar Fleece. Thanks so much for your interest in the pattern

  2. Elizabeth

    This pattern looks interesting….are flat line drawings available to view? It’s hard to get a sense of the garment from the photos. And what’s the finished length of each version? Thanks!

    • Amy Barickman

      Thanks for your interest Elizabeth! The lengths are mid-hip(short), just below the knee(medium) and mid-calf(long). The pattern also includes two sizes. At this point I do not have flat line drawings but we are working on line art views. Stay tuned to my newsletter for more details on the pattern. Also I have shared some fun samples on my Amy Barickman Studio Instagram page.

  3. Camilla Hunter

    Would love to have this pattern but I do not like “print your own” pattern”. If you ever put it in print form, I’ll be the first to purchase!

    • Amy Barickman

      Great news!! It is available in print Camilla! Just request your local quilt or fabric store order it for you.


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