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I’m Fawning Over this Top…

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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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