Friday, March 28, 2014

Kitschy Coo Trifecta Top: Tokidoki style

Look! I sewed for a grown up human!!
After my last post, I decided that enough was enough, and I just needed a quick pick me up project to rev up my mojo.
Of course, I made a Trifecta Top. I sewed it in this fun Tokidoki style jersey from Nature's Fabrics. They actually still had a few yards left as of this post. You can find it here.

From the back, you can see the cool print a little better. There are Asian looking pinup style faces, interspersed with cartoon-y skulls with an overall camouflage appearance. The base fabric is a heathered grey, and the print is several shapes of pink, ranging from a deep burgundy to to a pale cotton candy shade.
I decided to do the sleeves, sleeve bands and neckband in black rayon lycra jersey from FabricMart. It is so soft and I love the way it makes the pink pop.
For this version of the Trifecta Top, I decided to cut the cap length sleeve and use my shaped hemline. I think one of the mojo blockers I'm trying to get around is the change in seasons. The weather has been ridiculously unpredicatable - swinging from the 20s in the morning to the 60s by afternoon. Sewing for Winter seems silly, but I'm not sure I'm ready to start sewing for Spring.
I think this is a good start though. A simple but fun tee, perfect for my actual life.
Now, what to do next? Jeans are nice and trans-seasonal, and I always seem to need more of those. Of course, there is this houndstooth ponte knit that wants to become a moto jacket... We'll see what speaks louder to me.

7 comments:

  1. Great print! That top sure does fit you well. It's like the pattern was made for you ;-)

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  2. I am TOTALLY stealing your shaped hem idea. I made my first go-round of this top last night and LOOOOOVE it, but I really do love your shaped hem so very much!!

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  3. Me likey your shirt and just so you know I'm not tired of looking at your Trifecta top variations yet.

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  4. Yay! What a fun way to showcase that great print! I'm so tired of the weather changes too. I woke up to more snow this morning. Thankfully it's melting a bit this afternoon but I'm ready for some warmer temps!

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  5. I love the top, but I am most transfixed by your haircut/style! You look years younger! Go you!

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  6. This is so fab! I love the pink and black combo too. When I get back to selfish sewing (after I reach my weight loss goal) this pattern is the first I will pick up!

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  7. This is such a great pattern for you! Did you cut your hair? It looks fresh and adorable!

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