Monday, September 15, 2014

Bow Girls!

A few years ago, I bought this cute bow print thermal knit from Girl Charlee. It took me forever to finally sew it up!
My original plan for this fabric was a sweatshirt style top for me. I wanted something comfortable just for hanging out at home, but even at home I like to be cute.
I wanted a sleek fit and I thought a dropped shoulder would be fun. I started with the Kitschy Coo Comino Cap top, which I love the fit of, and just drafted a semi-fitted sleeve. Instead of a band at the neckline, I bound it with my coverstitch, which made the neckline a little bit higher.
I love the slightly scooped back neckline of this top. It's so pretty. You can see the dropped shoulder a bit better from the back. I think it's a fun detail. It nods to the wide shouldered 80s trend without the linebacker shoulder pads.
Since the Comino Cap Top is so economical of fabric, even with long sleeves, I had a ton of fabric left over.
Myra got the bulk of the leftovers. I pulled out an Ottobre raglan tee pattern I've made for her twice before. It is from the 04/2013 issue and has a nice fitted shape with a bound neckline. I made the sleeves 3/4 length, as Myra has trouble keeping long sleeves out of messes. And because her cute baby-chubby wrists slay me.
When I showed Myra her new top, she immediately wanted to know where Teresa's was. Ooops. Back to the sewing room! I was initially trepidatious about this print on Barbie, since the scale is rather large, but it worked out nicely with a single motif centered on the front of the tee, and at the sleeve hems. Teresa got a bound neckline too. The pattern is a blend of Simplicity 4719 and 4702.
So, between sewing a trio of thermal knit tees, and this weekend's extremely pleasant weather, I think I'm ready to start sewing for Fall and Winter. Bring on the wool! I'm ready!

12 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this trio!!!!!!!! Great job!

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  2. This post just made my cuteness radar explode!

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  3. www.tresbienensemble.comSeptember 15, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Very cute tops! You all (three) look great. And, I agree, I'm ready for wool! Hooray for fall.

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  4. Great looking tops for all three of you, how fun.

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  5. Love, love, love all of these. All you girls look lovely in your bow tops.

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  6. What fun!!! Even Barbie! You are creating the most wonderful memories :)

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  7. Myra looks so happy with her top matching yours and Teresa's! What a fun way to use up your leftovers!

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  8. I love how well the print worked out for Teresa! All three of you look very cute in your tops.

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  9. I'm pretty sure I would have died to have a mom or big sister even half as cool as you! Myra is in the middle of building so many happy memories with you:)

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  10. I love this so much. You ladies are fabulous.

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