And even though it’s Spring in these parts, you’d never know it. The only blossoms in sight are those little snowdrops that are the first to appear because they don’t know any better. There were no fresh flowers on my table…only bunnies and eggs, so I am craving some floral right about now.
Faye has another challenge going on. Much like the Carnival of Skirts, she’s encouraging us to do some tops for Spring. The Essential Tops Sew Along. Well, then. Just the little bit of encouragement I need!
I had recently purchased a Logo by Lori Goldstein top on QVC after trying on one of my daughter’s and I loved the style and fit of the top. On my birthday, I made a top from the Alice and Olivia pattern:
And this past weekend, I made a second top of the same style out of a pretty, pretty floral rayon knit.
This time around, I added a set of pockets to the front. With some tucking along the sides, they add some dimension to this top.
You know how knits can be….especially lighter weight knits when you want to topstitch a pocket in place. My little trick is to use Steam-a-Seam Lite to place the pocket.
Then I give it a steam to set it in place and proceed with stitching it on. It keeps the pocket in place, you don’t have to fuss with wiggling pins, and I think it just makes the whole process neater than neat.
I did a v-neckline again, and then finished off the asymmetric hem and ¾ sleeves with a hem using a twin needle.
I SO love this top. I can imagine all sorts of pretty ways to embellish, trim, and vary the neckline and sleeves on this one. It’s definitely a TNT pattern for me from now on!