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 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 here.
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.
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!
Very cute top, I like how on the bottom, the front is higher in than the back. See you Saturday 🙂
Thanks! The hi-lo hem is one of my favorite features as well. I will actually be out of town on Saturday, but hope y’all have a good meeting!
oh, I love this! the fabric is perfect on you… I’m a fan of art gallery fabrics too- so nice! -e
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!