Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Lou Box Top Three Fabrics

Lou Box Top from Indiesew sewn into three tops.


As I mentioned in my previous post, my sewing has been for Kaitlyn.  I have been working right along and went to her house Monday morning for a photography session

Kaitlyn and Jake have a beautiful row of pine trees in their backyard and I knew this would be just the spot for some great pictures.  The only thing we didn't factor in was freshly cut grass and the morning dew.  Oops, we did some tracking in of grass.

We took pictures of five garments, and I am just going to post them in the order of construction.  Today will start with three of the  Lou Box Top.  It is a top that looks great on its own and will also be nice layered with a cardigan for cooler temps. 

The first one is a floral fabric from Cotton and Steel, which I found at a quilt shop but liked the drape and the feel.  In fact, I think this is Kaitlyn's favorite of the three.  It does look very youthful.  

Lou Box Top from Indiesew in a cotton from Cotton and Steel

The cotton does hang away from the body but makes a very cute top.  On all three tops, I used the scoop neckline but raised it by one inch.  The bottom of the front and back uses the curved hem pattern piece,  and I added one inch to the length of the top.

Lou Box Top from Indiesew in a cotton from Cotton and Steel

The second top is a Mood Fabrics' Tribal Crepe de Chine .  This fabric drapes nicely but still has a bit of stiffness to it, probably the 100% polyester.  I liked the fabric for the design and the price - $5.99 a yard!
Lou Box Top from Indiesew in a polyester crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics

Side view of the top and the hems.  

Lou Box Top from Indiesew in a polyester crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics

And the back view of the top, which has a center back seam, unless you make it from a knit and then no center back seam.

Lou Box Top from Indiesew in a polyester crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics


I was having so much fun making these, I went into my stash and pulled out a rayon challis from Imagine Gnats  .  This time I used the front curved hem for both the front and back, so no high-low look on this time.  This fabric has the best drape and really looks great in the top.

Lou Box Top from Indiesew in a green rayon challis from Imagine Gnats

Picture of the back, shorter hem.

Lou Box Top from Indiesew in a green rayon challis from Imagine Gnats


One last picture of the front and the drape of the rayon challis.
Lou Box Top from Indiesew in a green rayon challis from Imagine Gnats


There you have it three tops for Kaitlyn, she wears them well.  Next up the Lou Box Top as a dress!

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20 comments:

  1. Great job. Was it a coincidence they're all in the same color family? I choose to do this because it makes mix and matching so easy - everything goes with everything. Lucky daughter!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa and a bit of a coincidence, but all my fabric tends to be blues and reds!

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  2. Great tops - thanks for info also on how the fabrics drape & handle . Different looks but all great .

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, the drape info helps when you can't feel it.

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  3. Lori, These are lovely. a great shape in all three of the fabrics.

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    1. Thanks so much, Louise

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  4. Very nice tops, Lori. Your daughter looks quite stylish and the colors are very "fresh and bright."

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    1. Thanks, Regina, these are good colors for her and she has several cardigans for them.

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  5. Cute tops....Kaitlyn is a lucky girl! :-)

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  6. Great tops and love the prints.

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  7. Great job as always! Sure does look like fun helping your daughter plan her professional wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks so much, she will have several options to pick from when I get through her list!

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