LOL Swing Top

by Destri on September 8, 2014

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Friends! Life has recently dished me up a large helping of crazy and I have much to tell you, but for today I am popping in for a fun sewing series I had the honor of being a part of in a couple of ways.

If you sew, you’ve no doubt heard of the fabulous “” series held by the super talented sister duo of .  To switch things up they are hosting a featuring Indie pattern designers who have 5 patterns or less.  I was over the moon when they chose to include my as part of the series-there was some serious happy dancing going on when I got the email :).

Also fun, as part of the series they gave me a chance to sew up a fellow designer’s pattern, and I had a tough time choosing between the designs. There is some crazy talent out there!  I decided on the because it looked like just the style my little one would love. It didn’t disappoint!  She seriously gasped when I showed it to her, it’s was too funny.

Catch me after the jump for all the details on the pattern, giveaways, discount codes and more!

LOL Swing Top
Oh that back, isn’t it beautiful?  Jenn did a great job with the lines of this top.  It has a pretty little yoke that you can accentuate with a contrasting fabric, and a great detail of gathers in all the right places.  You have the option to sew in woven or knit fabric, and I opted for the woven, which includes instructions for a shoulder button closure for easy on and off.

LoL Swing Top2

My favorite part is the bias tape trim used to finish the armholes and neckline-I’ve been hanging on to this tape for ages and knew this would be the perfect design for it.  I picked a white Swiss dot with a cotton batiste lining so that the trim would pop.

Lol Swing Top Front

The front falls to a graceful A-line shape with a little gathering at the neckline.

I really love how the top turned out and the pattern was great to work with.  Jenn has detailed and thorough instructions including tips for working with bias tape and ribbing for the knit version.  She leaves no guess work by providing exact measurements for the bias tape, which I loved.

Overall, it’s definitely a pattern that I would sew with again-and based on my daughters reaction I believe I have no choice :).

Be sure to hop on over to the blog for details on discount codes for those participating (I think you can get this pattern 20% off!) and a huge pattern giveaway!  There are also daily posts with pattern reviews sprinkled around blog land for the series, so be sure to follow along!

Now, I am off to pack some more boxes…any friends out there that live in Denver?  I might be your new neighbor!

Destri

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