Sugar Pop Top V 2.0

Art Gallery Sugar Pop Top (2 of 4)

I wanted to get one more top in before Selfish Sewing Week and Spring Top Sewalong were over. Technically Selfish Sewing week is over now, but since I finished this on Saturday, I’m still counting it! If you follow my IG account- @oliversfancy, last week I asked for advice on which fabric to use for my SPT version 2.0 and then realized I had forgotten about the Art Gallery fabric I bought specifically for this purpose. So, for my IG peeps thanks for all your input and I will come back to those fabrics at some point soon, but, first, here is my AGF version of the Sugar Pop Top.

Art Gallery Sugar Pop Top (1 of 4)

Art Gallery quilting cottons are a higher quality than normal quilting cotton and therefore are a really nice weight for garments. I love how lightweight and breezy this top turned out. But yet, it’s got enough substance that I don’t need to wear a tank under it. Perfect for the summer heat! Also can we talk about how cute this fabric is? I just love it! I picked it up at a quilting store in Asheville, but you can find some online at the Fat Quarter Shop hereArt Gallery Sugar Pop Top (3 of 4)

For this version, I added about 1.5 to the hem. I made the size L again but took in the sides 1/4″. I may try the size M next time and see how that works for me because I have plenty of room in this top. I also lowered the bust darts 1/2″. I wasn’t super scientific in my dart-lowering and one dart ended up being a teensy bit lower than the other one but other than that, they turned out really well.

Art Gallery Sugar Pop Top (4 of 4)

The Sugar Pop Top is a new pattern from Sew Caroline and is available for purchase here. It’s on my must-sew list for cute, spring and summer tops. You can check out my previous SPT here. What is on your must-sew top list? Any new patterns I need to know about? I’m always on the look-out for great patterns!

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7 thoughts on “Sugar Pop Top V 2.0

  1. Your tops are great – I love the Koi fabric one. I’ve just made one of these too – found the bust darts ended up very high, so good to read I wasn’t the only one to find this. I’m a bit between sizes, I cut the medium but found it huge round the middle, so took it in, glad I didn’t opt for the small though as the arms and shoulders are quite tight already in the medium. I wish sizing was easier! I’m definitely going to go for another!

    • Thanks! I do love them. And I’m normally a medium in patterns but a large in this one and I can’t size down either bc of the arms just fitting. I think the fit is supposed to be relaxed around the waist though. I would like to make one in a rayon challis or similar fabric to see how the drape would be on that one. Good luck on your next! Sizing is so hard!

      • There must be a way of tweaking the arm holes. I’m going to try anyway!

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