Monday, June 20, 2011

What's Your Project? Sewing a New Top

My weekend project was something i have had on my to do list for a while. I sewed a new top! My mom is the best seamstress I know. She helped make this top last July, so I gave it a go this past weekend.
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I used this pattern for my top. I also designed the fabric and had it printed through Spoonflower.

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Here is a detail of the fabric. it is teeny tiny macarons i drew and made into a repeat pattern special for my fabric. The fabric is cotton knit, so it is a nice fabric for this pattern. I also love this shape top!

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I am so proud I finally made a cute shirt! Raoul took these pictures of my process. It was a fairly easy pattern to follow, but since Mom helped me make it before, I just remembered what she did when she made it. The one thing I did differently was sewing the yoke interior by hand. The directions tell you to topstitch on the front yoke and catch the interior (lining) yoke with that. I just simply whip stitched the lining by hand cos I did not think I could top stitch so neatly. I like it better the way I made mine. I also hemmed the bottom and sleeves by hand, too. I am not sure, but my machine might be able to do a hem stitch, but I quite like sewing by hand, so that is what I did.

Macaron fabric of my own design.

My new top made from my macaron Spoonflower fabric!
If you would like to make a top with this fabric, or any other project, you can order some through my Spoonflower fabric designs right here. Happy sewing!


  1. great!! it's really sweet. and l love the process of making it.
    I've noticed that you still wear your fake watch!!! so happy!!! ;)

  2. Eva, I wear my watch all the time! I get so many comments on it. I really love it. I do not have a real watch, so I wear my fake watch!

    Grace, thank you so much! I also have not forgotten that I owe you a Tofu Baby tote. ~[;3]