Sewing

I’m Fawning Over this Top…

August 29, 2014

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Oh, did I suck you in with my catchy title? Haha!! Not likely. But seriously. This Fawn Lily top may be the most beautiful thing I have ever made (besides my kids, of course šŸ˜‰ ). I’ve been eye-balling this pattern since it first came out in the Glamping collection at Willow & Co., but was trying to curb my PDF pattern addiction. I finally caved and bought it. And since I haven’t seen as many tops as I have dresses, I went with that length. 

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I used chambray for the front, and stretch lace for the back, lined in some white cotton. Then for the top, I used Cubisme Verdigris in the Urban Mod collection by Art Gallery Fabrics on the sleeves, a fat quarter of some wave print I won from PR&P, and a mint green scrap from long ago (I’ve determined I need to sew my stash!) for the front bodice. The back bodice is in the same mint fabric. 

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I originally cut out the pleated skirt for the back, but then decided to gather it, so it ended up with this extra swishiness which I LOVE! I really can’t say enough about this pattern – it’s almost as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside! I must confess, I was a little intimidated by the sleeve construction, but once I got past that, I was so happy I did it with the clean finish!

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Oh, and the little bit of yellow trim poking out of the bodice is corduroy. The skirt is self-drafted (you can see more of it here) and is the PERFECT colour for this top!

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I think it’s safe to say that I will be making plenty more of these….

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Happy Sewing!

 

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  1. Suuuuch a great combination of colors and fabrics…and as always the sewing is perfect!! Your daughter looks so cute in this outfit.

  2. I’ve been eyeing this pattern since it came out, too! This version just convinced me I need to add it to my collection. Beautiful beautiful work Sarah!

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