The Sunshine Top has been around and many sewing bloggers have made some fabulous tops from this pattern
I finally purchased it when the pdf option became available. I seem to be doing that quite a bit lately, those pdf patterns are so convenient to order. What do you think? I know the taping is a chore but not to leave my house or office and I can have a new pattern is so amazing.
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Then came this cute white dots on navy jersey from Girl Charlee
and it seemed like a perfect fabric - pattern match.
This top is simple to sew and has some wonderful design features.
- The nice front band
- gathers in the front
- a great drafted sleeve and sleeve length.
- a quick sew, which is great when it is summer and I just want to be outside
I did make a few mistakes in construction, sewed the back neckband to the front, oops, that didn't work very well. Next I really thought I would add the bottom band, this entails cutting the top off to add the band. Big, big mistake, I did not like the band at all. Off the band came and the top is a bit short because of my silly decision. I don't mind it too much but the extra 1-1/2" would of been nice.
I does look great with my RTW red jacket.
Next time I make it I will raise the neckline and will not add the band, extra length is a good thing!
I do see why this top is such a hit, I love it and can't wait to make another one.
One final picture, as my little friend wants to play!