Kitty Tops!

Sharing all these tops out of order feels a little weird. I just haven’t pushed the girls to wear them. I just get pictures when they do. Good thing they like to match! The other day, E and V wore matching tops without knowing because E left for school before V got up. When E came home and they saw each other? So much laughing and hugging! Sweetest thing ever.

So. These tops. I’d promised E that second baseball T, remember? But I felt bad about making 3 things for one child and only 2 for the other. So I pulled out this cat fabric to make another top and even it out. But then E showed up and said she really wanted something from that fabric too. Can’t blame her. I love it too, apart from the fact that it’s a polyester ITY and it manages to make me cold and sweaty if that’s possible. So the girls can have it.

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I’d already chosen to make a Bobbie V-neck top for V but E already had one. So I decided to go with the Dolman Top for her. Cotton-lycra black knit for the dolman sleeves and binding and for the Bobbie facing.

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As ever with Jalie patterns, it was smooth sewing. After that Violette Fields Threads pattern, it’s just so lovely even just looking at the patterns, beautifully drafted, graded, and nested. Such a joy. And actually less expensive if you take into account the incredible size range.

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And ummm, that’s all? I love the facing on the Bobbie. The sleeves are quite open so you can see the body through them but the facing is like a cropped tank under there. So nothing is actually visible. Such a smart feature. Makes me want to play with the pattern. As it is, it tapers a bit which makes the top bunch up a little over V’s backside. I’m thinking of making it more A-line. Would be a super cute swing dress!

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I know the cats are white but don’t these tops still work pretty well for Halloween?

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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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