This is Patricia, my second pattern test in the last four months. I have been resisting the temptation oh so well, but I gave in for this top. The second Katie posted it I signed up. And I signed up for the dramatic cut with the bell sleeves. Go big or go home.
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This is just different from most little girls dress and tops. It is so sophisticated and trendy. Patricia is a boho top and dress from Simple Life Pattern Company. It comes with a dramatic hi-lo cut as pictured, which is great paired with leggings and also a modest cut which doesn’t have to do with the modesty of the shirt, but rather it’s the opposite of dramatic 😉 We went for all the drama. The sleeves can be tank, cap, short, long or bell. Bell sleeves are perfect for the boho look but since it’s going to be getting pretty hot here we also made a sleeveless version. For the bell sleeved top I used the new Art Gallery Fusions rayon. I actually won this from an Instagram contest that Simple Life Patterns ran so if you don’t follow them you should! And while you’re at it follow me too! I sew for my whole family so lots of inspiration and I love meeting other sewists. Rayon and Voile are great substrates to use with this pattern because of their amazing drape, and the rayon is light weight, so even though we went with the bell sleeves I think she’ll be wearing it a lot this summer.
This pattern was fun to sew. No closures make it easy to get on and off and cut down on sewing time (Though in full disclosure I also like closures. Even though they take longer to make they add great details and allow for higher necklines or a more fitted top.) Patrica has the extra neck room in the back and the flowy nature of the top lends itself well to no closures.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think of this top – I hear it just might come in mommy sizes soon!
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With that being said, totally (well not totally) off topic, but take a look at this beauty 😛 I took all of these pictures with my new 85mm (first time I got to try it out), and I’m so happy with them. Now this camera is on sale and it’s $400 off what it’s been for as long as I’ve been watching it, which is a really good deal for Nikon (about 25% off). I’m sooooo tempted!