Spring Top Sewalong

I have been reading Made By Rae‘s blog for several years now.  She always has some awesome projects going on, patterns to download and tutorials to follow.

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This year I decided to participate in the Spring Top Sewalong!  It’s basically an excuse to sew a new top for yourself….not that I need an excuse….but it definitely gave me a goal!

I have had this pattern in my stash for a year or so, hoping to get to it someday:

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I really liked both the short and long sleeved version, as well as the skirt.  I could see myself wearing something like that to work, if I weren’t sitting with my legs spread-eagle every day while I work on patients.  The skirt–not so practical for me.  The blouse–it’s a go!

I ordered some tan lace from Fashion Fabrics Club that would go with a floral fabric that I purchased from JoAnn’s.  I have used Fashion Fabrics Club before, and even ordered the silk chiffon for my wedding dress from them.  The prices are reasonable, but the shipping seems to take forever (yes, I am spoiled by Amazon Prime).

The pattern itself was easy to follow and simple to put together.  I did French seams and serging on raw edges to finish my seams.  (The floral would have freyed if I hadn’t done something to finish the edges.)

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The fit is pretty darn good.  I probably could have gone a size up just for a bit more room, though.  (I am still adjusting to my post-babies-figure and sizing, even though my youngest is over a year!)

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Future adjustments to the pattern: give myself a bit more ease in the sleeves. They are a bit tight if I bring my arms forward.

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However, I like how it fits and have worn it several times already!  All-in-all a great top and fairly easy to make!

~Ingrid

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