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:
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.
Sophie tank top with ruffle neckline, faux sash and ruffle hem. Art Gallery Fabrics, Caroline Hulse, Chalk and Paint
Patricia’s boho top. Tank, dramatic high low with ruffle hem. Art Gallery Fabrics, Bari J, Sage
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
Molly Scoop Back top, With the sleeve add on pattern. Art Gallery Fabrics, Maureen Cracknell, Fleet and Flourish.
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.