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Another spring top! I’m on a sewing-for-me roll and this is my new Cappuccino Tunic from Liesl + Co. I made my first top using this pattern and suffered a fabric/sizing fail but the second try went without a hitch!

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I made this with a cotton voile print from Tula Pink. I’ve had this fabric in my stash for ages waiting for just the right pattern. The neck band is Pure Solids organic quilting cotton in Cherry from Robert Kaufman. The top is so light weight and breezy, it’ll be perfect on hot days.

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The pattern is very straightforward and went together easily. There’s a center panel in the front that gathers into the bottom of the neck band. This gives it just enough detail and fullness without being too much volume. Oh boy, cotton voile is so dreamy to wear! I see much more sewing with it in my future.

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And now for a gratuitous sandal shot! Apparently my photographer didn’t get the memo that I wanted my cute new sandals in the shot with my top. I had to take matters (and the camera) into my own hands to show you my new Saltwaters.

I’m having such a good time making myself clothing, I don’t know why I had taken such a long break from it. Do you sew clothing for yourself? What do you enjoy sewing?


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  • erin

    I’ve been squeezing in some garment sewing at night and on the weekend when I am not busy doing “work” sewing. I do love your top! It’s on my list to make.

  • Susie

    I used to sew for myself a lot, especially in the ’70’s – a long time ago. Now I sew for my granddaughter, but I have a thing for long white cotton nightgowns and can’t find them anywhere. For awhile they were around – Gilligan O’Malley at Target had them – so I want to make myself some sweet white cotton nightgowns. I want to incorporate lace trims and doilies and vintage fabric I’ve collected over the years. I have lots of ideas, just gotta make the time!

    • nini

      Oh Susie, that’s such a wonderful idea! I’d love to see your take on these night gowns, they sound lovely when you described them :) Lace trims and doilies would be just perfect for them. I really hope you make some.

  • Teresa

    That’s a great style top, and the fabric is gorgeous. I like to wear tunic tops because they are so flattering and versatile.
    I made a summer top last year, which was the first dressmaking I’d done for about 25 years.
    Teresa x

  • Lisa Clarke

    I became a convert to sewing tops with voile after my first one, too. It feels so nice to wear! I love your sandals. I had a similar issue with my 11-year-old photographer this weekend, when I wanted a head-to-toe shot. He, too, didn’t get the memo :-)

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