It has been a while since my last post. I have been very busy with product for my shop, but also with some projects for myself. I am always buying patterns and fabric for fabulous outfits for myself, but because most of my “free time” is spent on sewing for my shop I never get to these personal sewing projects. One of the patterns that I bought a while back is the Sailor Top by Fancy Tiger Crafts.
I love this simple style with the raglan sleeves and the gathering that goes around the entire neck. It came together pretty easily in one afternoon – cutting and all. The final step of attaching the yoke/wide band to the neck was what I found to be the trickiest part.
I had just been working with Joel Dewberry’s Atrium Cumulus in Mint for a long sleeved painter’s type smock as a belated birthday gift for my Mom. I had a few extra yards and thought it would be the perfect choice for my first attempt at this top. I have always loved this fabric and am glad that I made something cute for myself out of it.