Last week my girls and I ventured to the Central Library in downtown Seattle with a few projects that needed to be photographed. It is an amazing building inside and out, and is a popular location for photographers of many types. The first project I get to share from that morning is this Skipper Top I made for Lola with a leather heart pocket.
Well, technically it’s not a pocket, since I sewed it on as a patch rather than a pocket. But I used the heart pocket pattern piece, cut off the seam allowance since I was using leather, and just topstitched it in place. I really like the contrast of it against the navy and feathers. The gold metallic leather is from a leather jacket I thrifted.
Amy from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop was so generous to send me some of this beautiful Art Gallery knit to sew with from her shop. I wear the Seafarer Top with triangle inserts allll the time that I made with another print she sent me, and thought that Lola would love a feather Skipper Top to wear. Amy’s selection of fabrics is really really great, and I love that she carries high quality knits like Art Gallery and Birch.
I sewed a straight up size 3T for this top. As you know, Lola is tiny around for her height, but with an average sized little sister that will be getting her hand-me-downs, I like to take advantage of making a pattern with no adjustments for width if the design will permit it.
The fit came out great, and the extra width just gives her a little more room for, well, basically any of her shenanigans.
I chose to use the sleeve and neckband options, which made it super fast to sew up. I did add clear elastic to the shoulder seams to give them a extra strength. Lola likes to change her clothes 12 times a day so this shirt is in for it ;).
I haven’t sewed up this pattern myself in a little while, but after this one I want to fill her closet with a bunch more!