A Copycat Top


This week I worked on a project for my daughter. She asked me to make a copy of one of her favorite tops. I thought I had taken a picture of it, but I returned the top and the opportunity was missed. Instead, I drew a a sketch to show you how simple it was.  A bias cut ruffle is attached over the shoulder and down the front and back side seam,  a few inches past the underarm.  Then, to complete the armhole under the arm, a simple triangular gusset is added. The top of the gusset is finished and then one side is sewn to the side seam of the garment, then the other side is sewn along with the entire side seam. How easy is that, right? It was a simple challenge, but the result was fantastic! If you want to dress up a sleeveless stretch-knit top pattern,  this is an easy way to do it!

Copied from a favorite top

Copied from a favorite top

Fabric: 100% cotton stretch-knit from Mood!
Pattern: self-drafted
Year: contemporary
Notions:  black fold-over knit-elastic for neck edge
Time to complete:  3 hours
First worn: April 26, 2014 – for daughter, Leah
Wear again? My daughter loves it!
Total price: 1 yard $6.00,  Pattern: me-made






About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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6 Responses to A Copycat Top

  1. Wow, cute top and adorable daughter. She looks so much like you. Beautiful and fun.


  2. Looks great! Love the fabric!


  3. ksgentry says:

    I love it, the ruffled sleeve with the added gusset is genius. It fits her so well and she is a real beauty!


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