Sparkly Bow Back Top


I’m a big fan of group sew alongs and themed sewing where fellow sewers from around the world come together to share, and learn from each other. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been following and contributing to the Monthly Stitch, a fantastic gathering  of sewers who post and share their creations according to a given theme. During the month of December the challenge was to create a “Tis the Season to Party” garment. I have been super busy with alterations and custom sewing projects, but I finally found a morning to put together this top designed by Lekala Patterns.

Blouson With Decorative Back Sewing Pattern #4284

If you haven’t been to their website, it’s worth checking out. Their downloadable patterns are between free and 3 dollars and they have quite a variety!

I chose to make mine out of one fabric instead of two.  My fabric was purchased in  Sebastopol at The Legacy, a fabric, yarn, and notion store. Almost everything is donated and resold with the proceeds going to their local Senior Center. They sell their fabric by the pound and twice a month everything is half off! Sew, Sew, Sew  much fun!


The neatest thing about it though, is that you put in your measurements and they send it to you in your unique size. The worst thing about it, are the poorly translated directions. They need someone, like you or me, to translate the Russian into common sewing terminology. I wouldn’t recommend the instructions to anyone with little experience in sewing. I’ve been sewing for almost 50 years and their directions can still throw me for a loop, every now and then. Over the last year or so, I’ve seen many improvements. I love the idea of patterns made to fit.



Happy Holidays! Peace and Love be with you and your friends and families.

About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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11 Responses to Sparkly Bow Back Top

  1. EmSewCrazy says:

    Lovely top! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  2. Great top!! Love it and love your shoes, too!


  3. zibergirl says:

    Thank you, I can’t wait to make another one in two different colors like the pattern suggests. My shoes are cute, yes, but still too tight for anything else but a photoshoot. Happy holidays!


  4. Anny says:

    LOVE that fabric!!! Beautiful choice for a charming top!


  5. Sue says:

    I miss seeing your creations on Sew Weekly so was glad to find your website and be inspired once again. Happy New Year.


  6. Cherie says:

    Lovely, versatile and sophisticated top! I just ordered the pattern, so shall see how it goes!!


  7. Sherry Baker says:

    I really like your top. I’m still learning to fit. I did check out this website and I couldn’t help but buy some of the patterns just because of their price. I will now try one and see how it turns out. Your fit is great and that’s what I’m looking for.


  8. samboddy69 says:

    I love this top! Great job – I’m even more excited to learn about the The Legacy in Sebastopol! I’m going to have to check that place out!


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