Sonia Estep Designs (SED) released this fun pattern this summer – the Lucy top. You’ll notice I sew up a lot of SED patterns because 1) the construction of them is usually pretty quick and I don’t have a lot of free time, 2) the designer has some really fun and unique designs, and 3) they usually have half price sales on pattern release week so I grab them all when I see them! For example, I paid $5 for this pattern – so not hard to get your money’s worth if you sew it up once! (but so far I’ve made three including one for my sister)
Here is my first wearable version of it. I used a soft drapey double-brushed poly (DBP) from Sew So English for the main body and a scrap of cotton lycra for the band. I say first wearable because I tried to sew up my first version with a DBP band and my sewing machine destroyed it because it HATES DBP. So I went with a more table knit for the neck piece.
The front is one piece cut on the fold but the back is two pieces with a middle seam. This helps with shaping and also getting the most out of your fabric yardage. But you can also cut the back on the fold if you remove the seam allowance. This top has a LOT of ease so you could probably go down a size if you are between sizes. I sewed up an 8 which is where my measurements put me, and I think I could have done a 6. I paired this top with the SED Iris shorts, which is another great pattern from the same designer. I’ll blog about that one soon!
Get the pattern here: https://soniaestepdesigns.com/collections/all/products/lucy
Check out my other SED sews: https://sewnsilly.com/tag/sonia-estep-designs/
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