Stash Busting with Two Bow Back Tops

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For my first RTW Fast sewing project I’m starting off with these two adorable stretch knit tops for my granddaughters. I used my serger for all of the seams and to finish the edges before turning them under. I used the stretch stitch on my Pfaff to top stitch around the neck, sleeve and bottom edges. For the detail in the back, I did a little hand-stitching to keep the knot-like piece centered.

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Again, as I did for my own sparkly top, I used Lekala Sewing Pattern Company to input the measurements of the girls and then printed the patterns out and taped them together. I always opt for the seam-allowence which is smaller than 5/8 in, because it works great for the serger and saves on fabric. You can get the pattern without seam-allowence, if you prefer to add your own. Despite the somewhat confusing directions because of the translation from Russian, it’s a great little pattern, that’s pretty easy to figure out, even if you are a novice sewer.

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This pattern company is worth a visit, especially if you don’t always fit into the big 4 company patterns. Just plug in your measurements, and print out a pattern! The price is right too, between free and three dollars. You can’t beat that!

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15 Responses to Stash Busting with Two Bow Back Tops

  1. You have a couple of very lucky granddaughters! Cute shirts!!!

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  2. Laurie says:

    I saw the bow back pictures and thought they were so great looking I wanted the pattern! Alas it is for little ones! Super cute. They ARE lucky little girls!

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  3. cathynd95 says:

    These are gorgeous! I will definitely have to check out the pattern maker!

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  4. EmSewCrazy says:

    These are so super cute! Lovely job.

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  5. emmajade says:

    These are fantastic!!! Love them!!

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  6. Virginia says:

    Very cute! I especially like the purple one. :-)

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  7. prttynpnk says:

    Ive been circling this pattern like a shark- yours look so bright and fun- must go play in textile hoarding closet immediately!

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  8. The tops look great, I’ve seen the Lekala patterns before and loved the idea of them but wasn’t sure how well they would work so it’s good to hear such a good review of them. May have to go and have another look. Hope your granddaughters like their new tops

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  9. Gjeometry says:

    I love these tops, I want one for me! I have heard good things of this pattern company and think I may download something to size for myself.

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