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.


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

  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!!

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

  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!

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

  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!

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