Monday, June 02, 2014

Hot Patterns Sunshine Top


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!


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    1. Thanks, Tracy, I really like the color.

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  2. Such a simple make does take a bit of work. And it blends in so well with your existing pieces too. It's lovely Lori.

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    1. Thank you, Marie, sometimes when I rush I just make silly mistakes.

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  3. I agree, it's great to have patterns literally at your fingertips - great for when you want something to work with your stash. This is a really lovely top - very flattering but still a classic.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah, it is a fabulous pattern and I love having those kinds of patterns to just make something quick and will turn out nicely.

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  4. I love navy and white together for summer. Nice summer top.

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    1. thanks, Joen, it is a classic summer combination

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  5. Anonymous4:07 PM

    This is really cute on you!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sonja, I feel pretty good in it, too!

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  6. How funny - I ordered that same material to make Kwik Sew 3593,view B which is almost exactly the same design. Now I know it's a good match of pattern to fabric. Thanks, Lori!

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    1. Wow, that KS pattern is just about a match. Have fun making your top.

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  7. It looks lovely on you!

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  8. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Great top! Your styling is great, too!

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  9. Thanks so much, white jeans make everything great!

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  10. I like the length. I think that is what keeps the top from looking like a maternity top. It's all about proportion. Not to mention the length works perfectly with your red jacket :)

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui, I appreciate your comment and perspective. The shorter length does keep that maternity look away.

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