Cleaning the sewing room can yield fun surprises. Like this Meghan Peasant Top that was almost done – just needed hemming. Found it just in time for summer! How did I let this get buried?
Just a couple of comments:
- I made this out of double gauze fabric – nice and breezy for hot summers. Print is from Heather Ross’ Far Far Away collection by Kokka. I have a few yards extra that I listed in the shop. Sold!
- I’m really not this tan – in order to get the white to show up, my arms got all dark. And what can a Photoshop novice do? Post it as is, that’s what.
- Did you know that straight on shots don’t always look so flattering? I didn’t until now. Also, putting my arm on my hip gave me a little definition in the arm. I think I need to start lifting weights to define those biceps.
The pattern wasn’t super hard, but I had to spend quite a bit of time taping all the pieces together. Only change that was recommended to me by a couple of people was to cut the elastic longer than it calls for, then finding the right fit so that it isn’t too tight. I’m glad I did, ‘cuz who wants the blood supply to be cut off from their arms? Not me.
18 thoughts on “Meghan Peasant Top”
Cute top! It does look perfect for summer. 🙂
Thanks, Shannon! I just took a look at your blog and your little owls are SO CUTE! What fun!
How DID you let that get buried? that’s super-adorable!
He he. You haven’t seen the state of my sewing room! 🙂
Very cute! What a great surprise to find an almost finished top!
I tend to lose steam when sewing clothes and they get forgotten. I’m sure it’s not the only thing hiding. 🙂
That double gauze has got to be absolutely dreamy to wear! You used my absolute favorite print from that collection. The top looks fabulous!
Thanks, Kathy! The double gauze is nice and breezy. It gets so hot here it’s nice to have something light to wear.
Very cute!! It looks like a pattern I have for the girls that I use all the time, only it’s for pajamas. I bet I could alter the pattern and make a shirt like that for me. Hmmm…I may very well be inspired. And the fabric, I agree, I really pretty.
Pjs? That’s interesting. Does it use elastic or a drawstring for the waist? I think a drawstring would be cute, and maybe feel better, too. 🙂
Elastic at the waist. I think some ribbon at the waist would be cute but that might be a little difficult to contrive. I always make the pajamas without the elastic at the waist because…they’re pajamas, what’s the point? I posted pictures of them here (http://mothers-of-invention.blogspot.com/2007/10/sewing.html) but the pictures are three years old and I’ve altered the pattern to make the sleeves just like the ones in your picture. The pattern is Simplicity 4767 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-3508-childs-loungewear-and-pillow.aspx) and I make view A, but with no elastic at the waist and different sleeves. Is that way too much information?
Yes, the red gingham top looks just like the Meghan Peasant top. Very cute. Not too much info. I envy you being able to alter patterns however you want to. Your girls are so cute. It must be fun to sew for them. 🙂
Adorable. What a perfect top for summer. Love the fabric too.
It looks great!!! The print is really cute. I really disliked the double gauze when I used it….now you’re making me think I just picked the wrong pattern for it.
Yopu’re going to have me walking around with my hands on my hips, trying to stand at an angle when I meet people…
That top looks gorgeous. I’m wondering if this is the summer that I might make something for myself for once, but I don’t think that I’d suit a peasant top. Shame, beacause they’re nice and easy to make and I love the way that they look on my daughter – and you.
Thanks, Laura! I haven’t worn it out of the house yet. Maybe today – after I get a shower. 🙂