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Polka Dot Trevi Top in Double Gauze

Little Polka Dot Trevi Top || a happy stitch

I pretty much know, at this point, that any pattern made by Adrianna from Hey June Handmade is going to fit me and look amazing on first try.  Check out my Cheyenne blouse, Sanibel rompers, Lane Raglan hoodie, and  leggings for proof. So, I was jubilant when she asked me to pattern test her latest creation, the Trevi Top and Dress. I went with a double gauze fabric from my stash to make this polka dot Trevi top.  I am thrilled with the results, as expected.

Little Polka Dot Trevi Top || a happy stitch

The pattern for this simple, drape-y top has just enough detail of construction to be interesting and flattering.  The tall neckline and high cut at the shoulders combine with a button placket on the back. To be honest, it’s not a style I would normally get into but I trust Adrianna so much that I agree to test for her and I am glad I did because it worked out.

Little Polka Dot Trevi Top || a happy stitch

Little Polka Dot Trevi Top || a happy stitch

Isn’t the button placket such a perfect detail? It always amazes me how much a button placket takes a simple shirt to the next level.  Now that I am comfortable with the buttonhole maker function on my sewing machine, I’m way less intimidated by buttonhole making. In fact, I kind of look forward to it because it’s really so simple but looks impressive. If you haven’t played around with the buttonhole function on your machine, I have to encourage you to take an afternoon and conquer it. You won’t regret it!

Little Polka Dot Trevi Top || a happy stitch

A bit of nitty-gritty on this top. After looking at the size chart, I decided to grade the top from a size 6 at the top to a size 12 at the hips. I know, super dramatic!! I have really sizable (juicy and lovable) hips and I’ve found it’s better to just embrace the difference and account for it rather than be disappointed when something doesn’t fit. The thing is, however, this top has a lot of ease at the hips and I really overdid it. I mean, I still like how this top looks but it just doesn’t need to be quite so flowy. I also think, with this style, the size 6 was a tiny bit too small at my chest.  There is a first time for everything, right? It’s not tight enough to be constricting, though, so it’s all good.

Little Polka Dot Trevi Top || a happy stitch

The fabric is a double gauze, as I mentioned. I got it two years ago in Portland at Bolt. It’s a lovely print from Kokka, designed by Ellen Luckett Baker. It made for a very comfortable and sweet but not overly sweet little top.

Little Polka Dot Trevi Top || a happy stitch

Casual but Elegant. My Tallinn Sweatshirt

It’s no secret that I am a fan of Hey June patterns. I use her patterns to make so much of my wardrobe, i.e. the cheyennesloan leggings, the lane raglan, it’s all on standby in my closet.  So, when I was asked to be a pattern tester for her latest women’s pattern, the Tallinn Sweater, I jumped on the chance.  And, I’m so happy I did because now I have this casual but elegant Tallin sweatshirt. (more…)

the only leggings I will ever wear…my sloan leggings

Sloan Leggings // a happy stitch

It took little more than a split-second after making my first pair of Sloan Leggings (for this pattern review on Upcraft Club) to realize that I was going to be making lots of these leggings.  Guys, these are the only leggings I will ever wear.  Ever. I’m gonna die in a tattered pair of handmade sloan leggings. (more…)

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