Long time no sew! I took a break from sewing for the month of March to adjust to a second child. It has been quite a transition, and I and my family are still getting used to the new routine, or lack of routine 🙂
Anyways, I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I am sewing, and here is my latest make!
I used this fabric. It is currently sold out but I am hoping they will offer it again! It is a quilted double knit. Very soft, yet has good body and is thicker, about the thickness of a lightweight scuba knit.
For the pattern, I ended up using this pattern, view C, but made the following alterations.
- Changed the neckline to a boat neck.
- Chopped off the pattern at the high hip (to include hem allowance)
- Shortened the sleeve
- Freehanded the lantern/ bell sleeve with pleats using some scrap fabric
The fabric is quilted and has some really gorgeous texture as you can see in this close up below. For the neck, I used a twin needle to do the hemming as I did not have enough matching spools of thread for my coverstitch machine. I hemmed the sleeves by serging first, then turning under and using a straight stitch.
I so love the sleeves! They are so poofy!
This is how I wore this top on Sunday, with skinny jeans … and a sock bun. Yes, there is a sock in my bun.. it belongs to my husband 🙂 I cut off the foot part and rolled all that hair up, the stuck in a ballpoint pen to hold it in place. It’s called mommy chic 🙂
For a more dressy look, I paired this with a skirt (which I will never wear anywhere since I have nowhere to go :), but it is so cute!
Here is the back view of the top. Typically I put a CB seam in this pattern, but I decided not to in this one, as the fabric has a moderate amount of stretch, as opposed to more stretchy fabrics I usually use.
Ok- before I made this top, I actually made a scoop neck peplum with a cap sleeve, but I was totally cutting corners and I made a bad garment. So that one is getting cut and I will use the fabric into a top for my daughter. I also have some fabric left over so I will definitely be using that to make another top for myself!
Well, that is it! I am working on a red circle skirt for May, for my birthday!!
I hope that you are doing well. I would love to hear about what you are working on these days and I hope you are enjoying the spring!
I’ll see you in May with my next project- the red skirt!
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