Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Crafty Mamas Lovely Layers Top

 Here is my version of the "Lovely Layers" top from Crafty Mamas.


I purchased this as a PDF pattern here.  It is wonderful to be able to buy a pattern, print it out, and begin working on it as soon as you want to!


I chose the pattern size based on my measurements, which was a perfect fit...no alterations necessary!


This is a medium-weight knit fabric purchased from Girl Charlee fabrics.

20 comments:

  1. It's awesome!! I see why you wanted to finish it so fast! And I see you got a watermark on your photos too! Yay!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! It's really a comfortable top, and it didn't take long at all to sew together. I think it took me longer assembling the multiple pages of the pdf then making it!

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  2. I love this top. It is so pretty. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Thanks Debi! And thank you for the link too!!

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  3. This looks really cute on you Shirley Ann. Do you have a link for the PDF?

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    1. Thanks for bringing this to my attention Justine! I just added it to my blog.

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  4. I have to admit, I'm impatient and I like the immediacy of PDF patterns, although I don't necessarily like piecing them together. I've ordered the Jalie jeans pattern and am looking forward to making something with it, although I have no idea when I'll find time... LOL!!! The top suits you and looks like it would be very comfortable!!!

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    1. Same here with the piecing. I must have been tired, because I spent a long time taping this one together. I finally pulled out my light table and did it on that and then it went together easier. I almost wonder if it would have been cheaper for me to get the actual pattern because I am not getting very far with our ink cartridges for our printer. LOL The Jalie jeans pattern is great. I can't wait to see what you make. I'd really like a jeans pattern that isn't stretch, so that is on my future list of things to do.

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  5. Visiting from Sew Darn Crafty link party. I love love this. It looks absolutely fabulous on you.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your kind compliments. I love being able to make clothes for me and my family. My goal is to one day be able to make nearly everything we wear. :)

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  6. What a pretty top. It looks great on you.

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to make more tops for the winter. I think I enjoy sewing for winter as much as summer now that I can sew knits. It opens up so much more wardrobe possibilities. :)

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    1. Thanks Suzie! You are the one who inspired me to make mine :) Next time I'll have to make sure I buy some extra fabric to make the longer length.

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  8. I'm here from the Sew Darn Crafty link--this looks really cute on you. Could you please tell me if you made the tunic or thigh length and if you are taller than 5'? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Nainai! I made the tunic length and I am 5'1. I didn't read thru the directions before ordering my fabric, so I did not have enough to line my hood, and I didn't have a coordinating fabric on hand to do that either. I prefer to have my hood lined, so in case you do too, be sure to get enough fabric so you can!

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  9. Thanks for coming to visit my blog. I'm so glad you did because it means that I have now discovered a fantastic new sewing blog to add to my Google Reader. I've only looked through the last couple of entries, but I'm hooked and I'll read more when I have a moment.

    I always find Jalie patterns run too small for me (and my daughter), so I tend to go up a size or two from what is indicated by my measurements.

    I love this Crafty Mamas top, too. It looks very flattering. I'm not a fan of the taping together of PDF patterns, but there's no denying the convenience is excellent.

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    1. Hey Kelley! I'm so glad I found your blog too! That's good to know about the Jalie patterns. I am making a top that I've already made before, but I need a little more ease in it. I don't even want to say how much time I spent trying to work it into a FBA today! LOL It went in the trash and I cut out one size larger. After all, it is a knit and stretches, right?

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  10. gorgeous! Thanks for the link to the pattern - I can't wait to make it!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! It is a favorite of mine and so easy to make!

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