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Fall Sewing Series: Tops

Katie here, today I am going  to show you all (well, some – not all – that would take way to long to shuffle through) the awesome tops I have made over the past few years. I love sewing for fall. Nothing like a big cup of coffee and sewing all day in stretchy pants, sweater and messy bun right! Since we live in North Dakota, we have to start dressing warm by early September (it is 45 degrees as I type). When I first started designing, I designed mainly woven’s because that is what I thought a lot of people wanted. I slowly started introducing knit patterns and now I can’t stop. All my girls love knit. A cute pair of leggings and a tunic top is our go to. In the winter, my girls cant wear dresses because of snow pants so I sew tons of tops / tunics. I am also the person that will press a garment 100 times during construction but once it is made – you can bet I will never iron it again so I try to make sure I keep that in mind when designing patterns and sewing for my girls. So you may not see too many ruffles today. hehe.

Be sure to check out the entire series:

Monday: Intro

Tuesday: Tops

Wednesday: Bottoms

Thursday: Dresses

Friday: Fabrics we love

 

We will go ahead and get started with the Willow pattern. This is our Pattern of the month and our Sew along for September hosted by Stevey of S Taylor Threads. Willow is one of those patterns that was overlooked for awhile but one of my favorite tunic patterns (there are tons of other options as well). I paired it with the simple ruffle hem Tiffany Leggings. Fabric is from Art Gallery Fabrics, Fusions and leggings are Pat Bravo Artisan collection

Okay – because I have so many tops to show you – I am going to just go into photo overload and hope that I inspire you to sew some awesome fall outfits.

Willow with flutter sleeves, ruffle hem, top length – Art Gallery Fabrics – Amy Sinibaldi, Charleston

Georgia with bell sleeves, high low peplum   Art Gallery Fabrics, Woodlands Fusions

Fancy Georgia high low peplum top with peter pan collar, pintuck bodice and long sleeves . Art Gallery Fabrics, Capsules, Le Vintage Chic

Pearl top, long sleeves, ruffle hem   Art Gallery Fabrics, Bari J, Wild Bloom

Sophie tank top with ruffle neckline, faux sash and ruffle hem. Art Gallery Fabrics, Caroline Hulse, Chalk and Paint

Knit Ayda long sleeves and gathered skirt.  Art Gallery Fabrics, Bari J, Sage

 

Hailey’s Drop waist Peplum with the Sleeve add on pattern.  Art Gallery Fabrics, Caroline Hulse, Here comes the fun

Jaimesyn’s – simple bodice, pintuck hem & cap sleeves. Art Gallery Fabrics, Katarina Roccella, Lavish

 

Jaimesyn’s – simple bodice, pintuck hem & cap sleeves. Art Gallery Fabrics, Bari J, Sage

Patricia’s boho top. Tank, dramatic high low with ruffle hem. Art Gallery Fabrics, Bari J, Sage

Patricia’s boho top. Bell sleeves, dramatic high low with ruffle hem. Art Gallery Fabrics, Pat Bravo, Indie boheme.

Tessa’s Dolman tunic (made with knit). Art Gallery Fabrics, Bonnie Christine, Wonderful Things.

Tessa’s Dolman top (woven). Art Gallery Fabrics, Maureen Cracknell, Garden Dreamer

Isla’s dropwaist tunic with long sleeves. Art Gallery fabrics. solid knits. Leggings –Maureen Cracknell – nightfall. 

Isla’s Dropwaist tunic featuring a high low skirt – you can find our High low skirt Youtube video HERE. Art Gallery Fabrics, Bari J, Wild Bloom.

Ruby Ruffle top (paired with Tilly skirt). Art Gallery Fabrics, Maureen Cracknell, Fleet and Flourish.

Helena’s Button Back Top. Art Gallery Fabrics. Bonnie Christine, Hello Ollie.

Helena’s Button Back Top. Art Gallery Fabrics. Bonnie Christine, Hello Ollie.

Molly Scoop Back top, With the sleeve add on pattern. Art Gallery Fabrics, Maureen Cracknell, Fleet and Flourish. 

Molly Scoop Back top, With the sleeve add on pattern. Art Gallery Fabrics, Maureen Cracknell, Fleet and Flourish. 

Ayda peplum top. Art Gallery Fabrics, April Rhodes, Bound

Adelyn’s Scoop back, tunic top. 

Adelyn’s Scoop Back. baby version. Art Gallery Fabrics, Katarina Roccella, Imprint.

Adelyn’s Scoop Back (baby) peplum top. Bari J, Joie de Vivre.

 

Whew! I hope I have inspired you to start your fall sewing. Don’t forget to pair your favorite tops, with you favorite leggings. Stay tuned because Becca will be sharing her favorite bottoms with you tomorrow.

 

Happy Sewing,

Katie

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