Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Breeze Top Pattern Tour - My turn


Today, I am part of the Breeze Top Pattern Tour!  Fun stuff here. It can be very hard to be the other of a tween or young teen, because of the vast amount of clothing choices that make us cringe. They are too short or don't cover enough or have inappropriate slogans or cost a fortune or are made by slave labor. Or all of the above! And they are not little kids anymore so they don't want to dress like their younger siblings. What's a sewing mama  to do? Well, Shannon, at little kids grow and Peaches and Peanuts Patterns, has designed this cute little top to help give us options. 

Here is the Breeze Top. It is a stylish, sleeveless top with a gently draping skirt.  It has a razor back yoke and can be made in both knit or woven.  I made mine with cotton lycra knit bodice and polyester ruffle knit skirt.  This is a size 14 taken in a smidge at the back for a custom fit. The fabrics were found at Joann's, which was a total surprise.  Knit choices at Joann's can be hit and miss but we made a hit here.  My 11 year old LOVES this top. It is comfortable and because it the bodice is double sided, effectively enclosing all seams, she has nothing itchy against her skin. This is very important for this girl.  Great job, Shannon.




This is a fun pattern and it is not hard to sew.  Because seams are mostly enclosed, it is comfortable to wear.  Knits are easier to sew than you think so don't be afraid. The directions are clear and well done and graphics are simple to follow.  Buy this pattern! You won't be sorry. 

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I almost forgot. The Breeze Top pattern will be 25% off next week with the code "BREEZETOUR" on  the  Etsy site. (EXP. June 27th 11:59pm)
Site:
Etsy:https://www.etsy.com/shop/PeachesPeanuts


And there will be a giveaway!
Be sure to visit Shannon's blog at little kids grow and Peaches and Peanuts Patterns.
The giveaway will be live all week.  Good luck!!!

And check out the rest of the blogs all week long for more Breeze Tops. 


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11 comments:

  1. I love the ruffle skirt, Kathy! What a great idea! Lovely job. (Thank you for being a part of the tour :) )

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    1. Thank you so much for asking me. This is already a fave top for her!

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  2. Great idea to use the ruffle fabric on the skirt. It turned out so pretty!

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    1. Thank you! I forgot to mention I happened upon the yardage on 40% off sale! Sweet!

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  3. The ruffle fabric works perfectly for this top; nice job!!

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  4. I tried to get here all day yesterday. I couldn't wait to see how it looked in ruffle fabric!! I don't think I've ever seen a PRINTED ruffle fabric before. Very nice! My kid is real sensitive about tags and any bulky, rough or itchy seams too. Nice that we can customize for our littles:) so happy I finally got here- I love your Breeze Top!!

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    1. Yes Amy, this was new to us, too! Joanns is so hit and miss. This was a surprise find, just perfect colors for my girl. Thank you.

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  5. Kathy, I love the dark fabric mixed with the floral - it's a cute top. Looks like you have one happy daughter - it's always a bonus when children love what we make.

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    1. Joy, the key to successful sewing for the tween is having them help choose the pattern and fabrics!!

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  6. Kathy, The top is fabulous on your adorable daughter! I love that you used a ruffle fabric.:)

    cheers,

    Cindy

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