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.


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.


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 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.


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?


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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