The Lucy Top (by Shwin Designs)

Monday, November 11, 2013


I'm sure I wrote somewhere that I wanted to get sewing again and when I found this sweet top pattern from Shwin Designs I bought it right away. I was going to use it for the Tonic Living fabric contest but I realized I didn't have enough fabric so I put a hold on it until last week. I'm not really sure how or why I got started, but I soon found myself upstairs going through my fabric trying to decide what I could use. 

I have a tonne of denim so I chose some of that for one side of the top and some Joel Dewberry antler damask in Celadon I had for the other side.



I love how this turned out. I love the damask with the giant antlers and bits of read and the denim helps to ground it a bit if I want Mila to wear something toned-down*.

Some notes: Over all this pattern was super easy to follow but I didn't love the photos that came with it. I'm a super visual person and I found myself lost on the sleeves. In fact I totally messed them up and I had to hand-stitch the bottom of the arm holes to make it work. Oh well. I'll have to look at it again or contact the Shwins to see where I went wrong for the next one.

Also I was going to put buttons on the front like the pattern photo, but I really love how clean it looks without them so I'll be putting a little snap on the inside of each side.

*I laugh when I say "toned-down" in the same sentence as "Mila" because she's developing quite the active personality. There's a reason why I chose to photograph this on my bench instead of Mila modelling it. She rarely sits still and when I did try to put it on her she started flailing this way and that and started crying :).

Hope y'all have a great week!

9 comments:

  1. haha I was thinking I wanted to see it on her, but then I read the comment about the model not being very "model "esque" - cute :) Love this pattern!

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    1. Ha! Yes I'd like only get a shot of her crawling away!

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  2. The top is AMAZING!! Maybe you could offer to do the pattern photos for them?

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    1. Thanks! Well I'd have to learn how to do the sleeves first! ;)

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  3. I love this!! super cute! I agree on the visual thing- sometimes a pattern completely throws me for a loop when I am trying to figure out a step

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  4. This is so cute! And I love that's double-sided... Means they can drool/drop twice as much food on it. :)

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  5. What a beautiful top! I love both fabrics too...SO gorgeous!

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  6. Absolutely adorable! You are inspiring me to take my sewing to the next level...move over curtains and table runners! Hello kids clothes. Kelli

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  7. Oh, so adorable!!! I love the fabric that you chose. Just perfect! And I'm laughing hard at you Mila asterisk at the bottom... I have the same problem with my girls. I cringe when I think of the photo session part... I need a perfect storm in order to get a couple of good shots, hahaha!!!
    Natalie
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