Making the Blossom Top by Sew Over It
Posted on Thursday the 14th December 2017 by Athina Kakou
If you remember my Minerva Crafts blog post from October, you already know that I tried one of the maternity patterns from Sew Over It, that were released this autumn. I loved it so much and I’ve worn it lots, so I decided to try the other pattern of the range, the Blossom Top, for my December blog post.
I wanted to make it in a similar colorway like the one Lisa was wearing in her photoshoot, so I searched the Minerva Crafts website to find something as close as possible! When I saw this Atelier Brunette Viscose Fabric, I knew they were going to be the perfect match! And thankfully, I was right!
This fabric is soooo soft and its quality is amazing! I washed it three times already and it still looks as good as the first day! It pressed really well, something I find really important for precise sewing and it was easy to work with.
For my top, I opted for a size 10, which is my usual size for Sew Over It patterns and I made no alterations at all. The top is lower at the front, a feature very important for pregnant ladies to accommodate the bump, but I think it also looks good on me, even though I’m not pregnant. I like wearing it with skinny trousers, so having that extra fabric around my tummy is always nice, for those days when I’m feeling a bit bloated.
The top has an empire line waist, which I actually love and there is a channel for elastic there to gather it and make it more fitted under the bust.
As for the construction, everything is pretty straightforward and I had no problems at all! The instructions are very well written and there are lots of photos for some extra help!
I think I’m going to get lots of wear out of this top, although I’ll have to wear a cardigan over it because it’s freezing lately here in Greece! I hope you like it!
Me and my little girl send you the warmest wishes for the holidays and hope you have a lovely Christmas!