Ethereal Tunic - A Figgy's Pattern & A Giveaway Announcement!!!
Hi!! Today I'm back, talking about yet another fab.u.lous. pattern from Figgy's, the Ethereal Blouse!
Whew... Let me just stop here and tell you... I have been sewing so much awesomeness lately that my head is literally spinning as I'm sitting here typing this. SO much of it is top secret that will have to wait a while until I can share. AND. It's killing me. But, even though I want to share, I barely have time to sit down and type up the few things I CAN share :)
Next week is KCW, I'm so not ready, but I'm hoping to be able to sew along even a little. Although, it totally feels like it's been KCW around here for the last few weeks...
If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll have seen bits and pieces of some of the things I've been working on! *hint, hint* Follow here ;)
**And in other exciting news... Read all the way to the bottom of the post for some more unrelated but super fun giveaway details!!**
And now, back to the fabulous top my little miss now has in her closet. Seriously. Her clothes are better than mine.
So, I had a majorly hard time picking out a few patterns from the shop to sew, I mean there are so many awesome ones I didn't even know how to narrow it down...
I did however, know immediately, the Ethereal Dress & Blouse was the top choice. There are tons of options included in the pattern that will take you from summer to winter, dress to top.
Since we are FINALLY having some warmer weather, and with the promise of heat and humidity just around the corner I decided to make the sleeveless top version for the summer.
My fabric choice is a striped shirting from Joann. It is the perfect lightweight and neutral top to go with so many things. It will be getting TONS of wear this summer, I am so excited about it!
I love the flowy-ness of this top! The flutter detail is so so perfect.
The pattern starts at 18mo and my lil' peanut's chest measurement was still smaller than that. I wasn't too worried about the top being wide, it goes with the look, but I was worried about the armholes and the neck being too large. So I adjusted the bottom of the armholes up by 1/4" and then when I sewed, used only 1/4" seam allowance. I also used only 1/4" seam allowance at the neck. I am very, very happy with the fit with these small, simple changes!
The back closes with a simple button and loop.
I can't wait to pair this top with fun shorts and leggings. And it can easily be dressed up or down. It would also be super cute paired with a cardi. With the generous sizing, I can see this top being worn for a LONG time to come. And that is music to a sewing mama's ears :)
Top: Ethereal Dress & Blouse Pattern
Fabric: Shirting from Joann
Size Sewn: 18mo for my skinny 2 1/2 yr old
Changes made: Adjusted armholes up at the bottom 1/4". Used 1/4" SA on neck and armholes.
Shorts: Kohls (?)
Sandals: The Children's Place
Hairbow: Forever 21
And now in some other news...
Today is the ONE YEAR Anniversary of my very first post on this little ol' blog of mine!!
I am so excited and happy and so VERY grateful for all of you readers! I feel like I've come a long way since then and things are just getting more and more exciting. I can't wait to see what the next year has in store!
So in honor of all that awesomeness, I will be doing a little giveaway next week to celebrate!!!
It will be some of my favorite things all bundled up in a fun little package for one lucky winner!
I'll share a photo of the goodies on Tuesday, and the giveaway will run from Tuesday - Saturday (April 8-12). The winner will be announced Monday, April 14.
EEP!! I'm so excited!!
See you soon!!!