Mom and Daughter Tops

Well, not really.  We don’t even match or coordinate or anything.  But we don’t clash.  So there’s that.

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It’s kind of hard to see the details on the one I made for souricette 1.  It’s navy blue cotton/spandex jersey from Girl Charlee.  I used Jalie 2806 Scoopneck Tops.  Ummm, I think I went up a size?  I can’t remember.  I just knew that I wanted it to last a good long time so I went a bit bigger.  With the banded hem option to make it longer.  It’s actually more tunic than top right at the moment.  (Just watch that change in 0.2 seconds!) Souricette wanted 3/4 sleeves.  And… that’s pretty much all there is to say about that one.

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Mine is the Parisian Top from Go To Patterns. I’ve been meaning to make it ever since it came out and just got to it.  I used this polyester crepe jersey that I bought at fabric.com a long time ago.  It’s really hard to see the difference between right and wrong side and I did screw up and sewed right side to wrong side in one spot.  Serged.  I fixed it.  I chose to have the wrong side as my right side.  So purl side out.  It’s a bit more matte.  This crepe knit has an oddly spongy texture. I don’t mind it but it’s different.

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The collar is some leftover voile from this skirt. I used some random white cotton for the undercollar.

Lessee, apart from my mistake, the top came together fast. Next time, I might try reducing the puffiness of the sleeve or something.  I always love puffed sleeves (and peter pan collars) and then I’m not sure they’re quite flattering on me.  I dunno, what do you think?

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Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Mom and Daughter Tops
  1. Charity says:

    Cute! I love puffed sleeves too, but they don’t really look great on me. I like them on you. I really like your daughter’s shirt… it looks really comfortable! I like the gathers at the neckline too.

    • Thank you! I’m always scared of the more feminine details. I love them in theory and on other people but they rarely feel right on me. But yes, I think this style of puffed sleeve works for me. Yay!

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