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Top for Clare

My sewing machines were back from being serviced just in time for some school holiday sewing.  This top for Clare was a complete impulse sew.

top traced from RTW with Spotlight transfer

When we were in Borneo in January (gee, that feels like a different lifetime ago) Clare bought a cropped sweatshirt style top that she’s really enjoyed wearing. I pulled it out of her wardrobe and traced around it to make a pattern to copy. So simple! Then I dived into my stash and found a rather large piece of Clear It french terry that I knew would be perfect.

top traced from RTW with Spotlight transfer

Front, back sleeves, cuffs, hem band and neck band. Construction was all on the overlocker, with the band seam allowances secured with topstitching. And the final touch? A transfer!

top traced from RTW with Spotlight transfer

The Jocelyn Proust transfer came from Spotlight – I ordered a few online during a recent sale. It was surprisingly easy to iron on, and it’s held up well through a few washes.

top traced from RTW with Spotlight transfer

Clare likes that it finishes at her waist, and that the hemline isn’t super wide (the side seams angle in a bit from the underarm toward the hemline). It’s a nice light extra layer. It’s very difficult to capture the colour of the fabric accurately on the screen – in real life it’s a blue that is very close to purple; maybe lavender is a good description!

top traced from RTW with Spotlight transfer

I didn’t use up all the fabric on this top….stay tuned for my next blog post!

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