Sunday, March 02, 2008

Pink Polka Dot 4076

Another quick project. Simplicity 4076 with the crossover view. My pink polka dot fabric is from Needle Nook. I wanted to use the black knit as trim that would be pleated and then be more like Anthropologie top

But I am missing the screw from my ruffler and my black knit is too lightweight to do this. As I was working with the fabric and deciding what I wanted to do, the ruffle was laying against the fabric. Perfect. I sewed the ruffle wrong side to right side of fabric and then cut another strip to bind the edge, making it a bit smaller to pull the neckline to the body.

It was a beautiful day here with a strong breeze, my top is blowing in the wind by my window. Like the arm movement?

Close up

Now to answer some questions from past comments:
Lindsay wrote (about the BWOF latest tunic top):
Is the copy of this top in the mail to me, your east coast twin? 'Cause I want one just like it.
Lindsay, I knew I was forgetting to do something while making this top. I forgot about making two!
Design Dreamer asked about my twins sewing, when they started sewing.
M is the only one who sews, she has been sewing for about 1-1/2 years. I enrolled her in a kids' summer sewing school, one week session in the summer and she loved it. I also bought her a basic Pfaff at this camp. The dealership offered a fantastic deal and M paid for half.
Donna asked if this was the same twin that likes to cook and bake?
No, the younger twin, K, likes to do the cooking and baking. Sewing is of no interest to her. It is nice they each have their own thing. Plus, I love sweets!
Sorry it has taken me so long to answer the questions. Thanks for all the comments.


  1. Anonymous7:24 PM

    It's absolutely adorable! I love how the fabric really works well with this pattern.... I need one too!

  2. Anonymous9:02 PM

    such pretty fabric!


  3. Oh I love this one! Great choice of fabrics!

    Pam from ~Off The Cuff Style~

  4. Very cute...I love the ruffle you added! I was thinking of buying this top pattern and trying to actually make something for myself. That is such a great idea to add to it. Hmmmm.... :)

  5. This top is really cute!

  6. Pink and black--Elvis's favorite colors! I'll take a duplicate of this top too, please.

  7. Anonymous10:10 AM

    cute top.
    Did it not bother you that you could have taught your dd as much or more than the class? (i.e., the kids' summer sewing school) Or did you figure it would be like teaching her to drive - I leave that to dh - I'm still too chicken to drive with 16 yo dd.

  8. Just beautiful! Love the polka dot fabric and the black trim is perfect!