Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kitschy Coo Trifecta Top: Mermaid style

So, here is my 4th, and final (for the moment - there will  be more) Kitschy Coo Trifecta Top. I saved this one for last for a couple of reasons.
The first reason is that it is my favorite. But also, this is the one I made the most modifications to. I wanted you to see the Trifecta Top as it is, before I started messing about with it.
For starters, this is a V neck tee in my typical Kitschy Coo size. The white fabric is a very stretchy mesh-like double knit and the pink print is a cotton jersey from the Kitschy Coo shop, sadly now sold out. It has about 20% stretch.
I only had 1/2 metre of the Mermaids, so the sleeves are an unorthodox length that was the longest I could scrape out of my short piece of fabric. I also added a teeny pocket, but this was before Amanda had added the pocket to the pattern, so the placement and size of the pocket on the pattern is different than this one.
The major change I made was to create a curved "baseball tee" type hemline. To do this I extended the length of the tee 5 inches at center back and 3 inches at center front, then curved up the hemline to the original length at the side seams.
I'm really pleased overall with my sporty, fun top. And so was Myra! When I finished it, she demanded her own. She's lucky I had just enough of the Mermaids left to make a raglan for her.
Matchy Mermaids!
And well, that's it! I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the ways I've made the Trifecta Top my own. If you haven't ordered it already, you still have one more day to take advantage of the TRIFECTA coupon code to save 20% off and 2 Kitschy Coo patterns.

7 comments:

  1. Whenever you can made a coordinating top for your child, I will agree that this top is one of my favorites too!!

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  2. :D She's so happy to match mom. That is super cute :D I love this type of hemline because it is so flattering. Great job!

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  3. Thanks! I definitely need more of this hemline in my life!

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  4. I like the matchy mermaids! It's a good thing you got to put the mermaid sleeves on your top first, or maybe there wouldn't have been any fabric left for you! These are all very nice tops.

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  5. I love all of the Trifectas but the best photo is of you and mini-you. Don't tell anyone our cloning secret, k?

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  6. The two of you together are the perfect "Mommy and me" look. TFS

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